Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Bird-banding at Bijagual
Birding in the tropics is always a great experience, but getting to see birds in-hand is amazing. This year we had a special treat on our trip to Bijagual. Susan Shriner (Wildlife Epidemiologist & BFF) and George Farnsworth (Xavier Professor & hubby) put up mist-nets on the property for three days and caught 41 birds and 16 species. In addition to taking measurements and placing a band on the birds' legs, they will test the birds' for blood parasites.
Below you can see a Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) getting his culmen measured.
This photo shows a female White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei) having a band place on her leg...
and then getting ready to be released.
Below are a few more photos with the species name above each photo.
Bronzy Hermit (Glaucis aeneus)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Dendroica pensylvanica)
Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus)
Passerini's Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)
Female White-ruffed Manakin (Corapipo altera)
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)