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Portraits of Tropical Birds Attending Their Nests

All photos by Ian Ausprey
Locations: Manu Road, Peru ~ Pomacochas, Peru ~ Quebrada Gonzalez, Costa Rica
Prior to starting my PhD I composed the following portraits while working for several avian field research project in Peru and Costa Rica. My goal was to show these little-known species at their most intimate – attending nests, ideally with young. There are few if any other such photos for these species.

 

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Streak-chested Antpitta – Hylopezus perspicillatus
Quebrada Gonzalez, Costa Rica
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Chestnut-backed Wren – Cyphorhinus thoracicus
Manu, Peru
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Peruvian Piedtail Hummingbird – Phlogophilus harterti
Manu, Peru
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Plain Antvireo – Dysithamnus mentalis
Manu, Peru
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Collared Inca – Coeligena torquata.
Amazonas, Peru
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Spotted Nightingale-Thrush – Catharus dryas
Manu, Peru
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Black-streaked Puffbird – Malacoptilla fulvogularis
Manu, Peru
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Phylloscartes ophthalmicus – Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant Manu, Peru