As we moved around in this small forest reserve it became apparent that even a relatively small area of unspoilt forest can harbor a good number of species. All you have to do is look and be patient.
Compare the Crimson Mantled with the other Woodpecker of the morning, a Powerful Woodpecker which itself is a very striking bird, but dull in comparison with its crimson cousin.
Below is a Giant Cowbird. Quite an imposing looking crow-like bird quite common around forest edges. The interesting thing about this bird is that it is a brood pasasite, laying its eggs in The nests of Oropendolas, large birds that make pendular nests often together with colonies of Caciques. More of this later.