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Late afternoon and into dusk on Sunday afternoon, into the safari truck again. We were making for a specific spot, and en route saw birds new to us, and old friends:

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Green ibis, as if green were not already my favourite colour

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Chestnut-eared aracari

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Caracara (not to be confused with the large rodent, the Capybara – we saw both every day)

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The Rufescent tiger heron again

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The stunning Vermilion flycatcher

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Toco toucan


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and Black-collared hawks

Then we parked, silent, at a respectful distance from a pool where animals were known to come to drink – on the other side – as darkness fell.  Thanks to just a moderately good camera, and a little computer-aided lifting (but, promise, no distortion), I am pleased to be able to record for my future reminiscing, most of the creatures we saw there in the gathering gloom.

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Amazon kingfisher

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Capuchin monkey

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Two toco toucans

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The extraordinary Giant anteater, about 2 metres from snout (to the left!) to tail

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Bare-faced curassow

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On the way back it was dark, and we saw, ‘lamped’,

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a better view of a tapir

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…and the ‘cutest’ young Capybara – so far.