We found this bird at a small ant swarm on the ridge at Canande. Unfortunately it was buried in the dense foliage with its...

We found this bird at a small ant swarm on the ridge at Canande. Unfortunately it was buried in the dense foliage with its...
Species: Banded Ground-cuckoo   Neomorphus radiolosus
Author: Ron Hoff
Date: 
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Added to IBC: 30 Dec 2008 - 16:58
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Altitude (m): 
341 meters

Comments

...head mostly behind a leaf. It was shaking its head to ward off a swarm of mosquitoes.In the video this bird makes a short scratchy call that I have not heard on tapes before. Maybe new to science??
We think this bird for sure knew we were there, but tolerated our presence for 6-8 minutes.

Citation

Ron Hoff, IBC1165682. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1165682.

Extended version
Ron Hoff, IBC1165682. Video of Banded Ground-cuckoo Neomorphus radiolosus at Jocotoco Foundation’s Canandé Station, Ecuador. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1165682.

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