The One Whooo Gets Away

Field Report #6
Location: Guanales

Did three days of ringing at satellite camp the previous week. It was very mosquito-plagued! When students weren’t around we buried ourselves under every extra bit of clothing available.

However, the camp had some very nice birds! This is one of our common captures (We had at least three of them!) and it was a lifer! However, if you didn’t immediately run for it when you spotted it in the nets, it was about to power its way out of the pocket with sufficient adrenaline rush. We were quick to instruct students on the safe way to pin a large bird in the net after a few got away.

It’s too large for any of our bands. It’s legs are large, red, and rubbery and the face hardly looks white. I’m certain it could have been named more aptly.

White-faced Quail-Dove in the hand.  Cusuco National Park, Honduras. Photo taken July 4, 2015.

White-faced Quail-Dove in the hand. Cusuco National Park, Honduras. Photo taken July 4, 2015.

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