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Cruce de Mono Ranger Station, Panama (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Cruce de Mono Ranger Station, Panama

Map of Cruce de Mono Ranger Station, Panama



Bright-rumped Attila (Attila spadiceus) - Parent of three Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor)
Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor)
Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Two-colored Mussurana (Clelia bicolor) Bright-rumped Attila (Attila spadiceus) - Honey, where are the kids? Geoffroys tamarin (Saguinus geoffroyi) Olivaceous Flatbill (Rhynchocyclus olivaceus)
Green and Black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus)

Cruce de Mono Ranger Station is a small clearing next to a clear running creek. The "Ranger Station" is more like a partially open shelter. The surrounding area is primary forest.

Trips

Mexico to Panama

3/14/2009: From the Rio Paca campsite, we walked for much of the day to get to Cruce de Mono. The campsite seemed a bit quiet except for a nest of Bright-rumped Attila found by Ivan.

As I waited for the parents to bring food to the hatchlings, I noticed a vine had started to move. It was a snake! After everyone had a good look at the snake, it started slithering up the very tree with the nestling Bright-rumped Attilas. The snake ate two of the three nestlings before all was said and done. Normally, I try not to overdo it with too many photos, but in this case, I am documenting the entire event.

The Attila is no angel either as it was feeding frogs to the babies.

Part of our dinner consisted of fish from the river including savoleta, copatona, and guacuco.

Previous Visit (Rio Paca Station: 3/13/2009)
Next Visit (Boca de Cupe: 3/15/2009)



Species Recorded (11)

Birds ( 7 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Common Black-Hawk - Buteogallus anthracinus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Short-tailed Swift - Chaetura brachyura

Puffbirds ( Bucconidae )
White-whiskered Puffbird - Malacoptila panamensis

Antbirds ( Thamnophilidae )
White-flanked Antwren - Myrmotherula axillaris

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Bright-rumped Attila - Attila spadiceus
Olivaceous Flatbill - Rhynchocyclus olivaceus

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Bay Wren - Cantorchilus nigricapillus

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