Friday, September 10, 2010

Black-capped Donacobius

I shot this through my Zeiss spotting scope at a stop along the main highway between Santa Cruz and Villa Tunari, Bolivia. This monotypic family has variously been considered to be related to wrens and thrashers. This behavior and song (and check out those inflatable orange throat pouches) suggest that it does belong in a family of its own.

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