I got a very lucky shot with my camera yesterday!
This is a crested oropendola. At first glance it looks like a crow until you see the bright yellow tail feathers and the white beak. I’ve seen them in the area but haven’t been able to get a decent photo until this one landed in the tree outside my window. I also got lucky when I was looking for something else, and happened across information that told me what kind of bird I’d seen.
I don’t know if it’s called a pendulum bird because of the interesting nests that look like pouches hanging from trees, or because of the interesting displays.
THIS ARTICLE has more information and pictures of the interesting nests.
This is a short 22 second video, and what I usually hear when one is nearby. \
This is a 28 second video of one doing their display.
Another short video. He tried his best but she didn’t seem impressed.
This video is longer (2:39) but interesting because you can see the whole colony with their nests, and listen to all their sounds.
There always seems to be something interesting in Panama!
And, some ordinary things from outside my window yesterday, a beautiful blue bird, an big iguana… ordinary! Only in Panama