Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

Tawny-throated Leaftosser

Tawny-throated Leaftosser, La Tigra National Park, Honduras

When we saw this bird along the trail in La Tigra National Park, walking in to find the Wine-throated Hummingbird, Alex Alvarado of Honduran Birds and Older (a young guide from Pico Bonito who was along for the birding) did not make a big deal out of it, so, despite it being listed as “uncommon” in the Peterson North Central American Field Guide, it must not be all that uncommon at La Tigra. Gotta love the name. There are actually a few Leaftossers. They make their living on the ground, well, tossing leaves to find bugs. These were not easy shots to get, as it was way dark under the canopy at the edge of the cloud-forest. Sony RX10iv at 600mm equivalent. 1/25th and 1/50th @ f4 @ ISO 6400. (You have to admire the image stabilization in today’s best P&S cameras, though I did have my bean-bag topped mono-pod under the camera.) Processed in Polarr, including some noise control. They are not the kind of images I would make a big print from, but they are certainly fine as a record of a good bird. 🙂