Daily Archives: August 11, 2022


White-bellied Antbird, Chestnut-backed Antbird: Gamboa, Panama, July 2022 — There are 11 species of Antbirds in Panama. We saw two of them, the White-bellied Antbird and the Chestnut-backed Antbird, working the shrubs at the edge of the same brushy field near the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Two in our group were visiting the the Gamboa Sloth Sanctuary, while Igua, our guide for several days at the Canopy Tower, and I walked some trails near the Sanctuary looking for whatever we could find. 🙂 The light was not great, and these are more or less for-the-record shots, but interesting birds none-the-less. Sony Rx10iv at 600 and 580mm. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications and multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. Nominal exposures: White-bellied at ISO 2000 and 2500 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Chestnut-backed at ISO 6400 @ f4 @ 1/60th.