The Yellow-thighed Finch (Pselliophorus tibialis) is a Central American endemic found only in the central mountains of Costa Rica and the Chiriquí Highlands in Panama. A bird of humid forests above 1200 m, it often feeds together in mixed flocks with other small birds. It is relatively common around Cerro Punta, Chiriquí, where Tamandúa has its headquarters.
The Lesser Violetear (Colibri cyanotus) is a common medium-sized hummingbird in Panama´s Western Highlands. Bold and often fearless, it can become quite aggressive towards other birds around favored feeding areas; they particularly like the nectar of the honeysuckle, as shown in the photo. (Photographed by Tamandua's Ignacio Yúfera in Cerro Punta, Chiriquí, where our main office is located)
The discrete and retiring Buff-fronted Quail-dove (Zentrygon costarricensis) lives only in high-altitude evergreen forests of Costa Rica and western Panama. It spends most of its time foraging on the forest floor, and is sometimes found quietly walking across trails and clearings, alone or in pairs. This lovely specimen was photographed in the Chiriquí Highlands by Ignacio Yúfera.
El Tamarín de Geoffroy es un pequeño primate que sólo se encuentra en Panamá y el norte de Colombia. Muy sociables, los grupos familiares pasan mucho tiempo dedicados al acicalamiento mutuo. Esta imagen de Ignacio Yúfera, hecha en Panamá, ha sido premiada en el concurso de fotografía internacional Windland Rice Smith (Nature's Best)