Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Brazil Woody Research

My research and preparations for Brazil continue. Now though all sorts of avian goodies await me there, it will come as no surprise to those of you who know me to learn that I am concentrating on the woodpeckers. I have already mentioned Campo Flicker and Blond-crested Woodpecker in this blog but these are just 2 of the 8 likely species in the areas I will visit. Hopefully I will add these to my world woodpecker list... a list I am steadily working on. The bird in the photo here is not, as you will know, a woodpecker. It's a juvenile Spot-billed Toucanet taken by one of my hosts Andy Foster in the grounds of his lodge.

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