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Honduras December 2014

From December 5-12, 2014 Sheridan and I were in Honduras. We made a quick visit to La Tigra NP, stopping in the Comayagua and Lake Yojoa areas during the drives, and then had a great five-night stay at the luxurous and very birdy Pico Bonito Lodge. Our bird guide was Esdras Lopez Mejia, who did a fine job in difficult conditions (we lost almost half of our field time to rain). Special thanks go to James Adams at Pico Bonito Lodge for arranging and delivering a great, well-executed itinerary at a terrific price!

Great Tinamous Tinamus major robustus on the path to our cabin at Pico Bonito Lodge on December 12, 2014. We had been hearing tinamous calling pre-dawn close to our cabin every morning at the lodge. On December 11th as we left our cabin at 6am (still almost dark) we saw a large and a small tinamou walking along the main path; it was hard to see much other than they were two different-sized tinamous. The next morning we left our cabin a few minutes later, and as we turned onto the main path we spotted these birds moving slowly along the path ahead of us. Even though we whispered a bit and shuffled to try to see better, they did not seem alarmed, even though I felt sure they knew we were there. After about two minutes in view the larger bird slowly stepped over the edge of the path, with the smaller one following it. We waited a while so that we could walk past without scaring them.

I assume that we are seeing a male with the last remaining young from his nest - ?