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BRAZIL November 2008

We spent four nights (November 14 - 17, 2008) at the absolutely delightful Pousada Rio Azul in southernmost Para state with Bradley Davis as our guide; Brad has been to this new and exciting location more than any other birder, and his experience there combined with his all-round skills really helped us track down many specialties:

Red-winged Tinamou .

Muscovy Duck .

Red-throated Piping-Guan .

White Hawk .

Pearl Kite .

Ash-throated Crake .

Hoatzin .

Hyacinth Macaw .

White-bellied Parrot .

Red-fan Parrot .

Blackish Nightjar .

Crimson Topaz .

Green-tailed Goldenthroat .

Chestnut-eared Aracari .

Black-girdled Barbet .

Amazon Kingfisher .

Blue-cheeked Jacamar .

Paradise Jacamar .

Brown-banded Puffbird .

Spotted Puffbird .

Natterer's Slaty-Antshrike .

Pygmy Antwren .

Amazonian Antwren .

Xingu Scale-backed Antbird (of form nigrigula) .

White-fringed Antwren .

Snethlage's Chestnut-belted Gnateater .

White-crested Spadebill .

Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher - these look quite different from all illustrated forms that I can find...

Eastern Wood-Pewee - the pale-ish bill indicates this species - well east of the main wintering grounds?

Dusky-tailed Flatbill .

Lesser Kiskadee .

White-banded and White-winged Swallows .

Short-billed Honeycreeper .

Black-faced Tanager .

Rufous-bellied Euphonia .

White-lored Euphonia .

Red-breasted Blackbird .