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if you were chasing around crowned solitary eagles, you wouldn't have time to update either

2013-01-13 - 8:43 p.m.

Jan. 8, 2013 -- part 2

Our flight was canceled. Our next flight was delayed. We whimpered and moaned and looked very sad, but there were only three seats left --obtainable with much difficulty -- and I ended up in a middle seat. Talk about luck. When the two ladies approached my aisle, the blonde in the aisle asked ME if I was willing to swap so she could sit next to her friend. Who gives up an aisle? Of course I said yes.

We landed in Iguazu and immediately spotted Guira Cuckoo, Greater Ani, and wonderful looks at the 3 largest toucans -- Toco, Green-billed/Red-breasted, and Chestnut-Eared Aracari. Green-billed is a life bird for me, and what a beauty.

Other birds include:

  • Pale-Vented Pigeon
  • Plumbeous Kite
  • Roadside Hawk
  • Black Vulture
  • Rufous Thighed Kite (a single perched bird)
  • Southern Caracara
  • Great Kiskadee
  • Swallow Tailed Kite
  • Banded Pigeon
  • Fork-tailed Flycatcher
  • Tropical Flycatcher
  • Rusty-Margined Guan

Alas, the guan is a better view desired -- I had splendid looks from the neck down but I never saw its head clearly. One day!

Yes, I'm aware that I'm now running a week behind on updates. There's never a dull moment...

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