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Russet-throated Puffbird

Hypnelus ruficollis bicinctus

Suddenly I see a small bird with a heavy bill and a funny narrow tail. From a rather open horizontale branch it sits quietly and watches for a long period. After a while, in a brief sally it chases a large prey. It's a big grasshopper. The fleeing prey escapes. The Puffbird perches on another limb, peers at me and turns around. Probably I'm the one it blames...

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