Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Cinquera is a small village near the Cerrón Grande in central El Salvador, not too far from Suchitoto. I was there for a few days to participate in field work documenting biodiversity in a protected area, on the same project I have been writing about in the last few blog entries. After this trip, two more trips remain in this project.

This area is rich in butterflies, especially now in the rainy season. The butterfly above is a male Sinuous Mottlemark.

Here's a Red-spotted Scrub-Hairstreak.

Probably the most exciting find in the avian department was this Ochre-bellied Flycatcher, a species not previously registered in the area.

Fan-tailed Warbler was another cool bird to document in this area. Other notable observations included Nutting's Flycatcher, Bright-rumped Attila, Northern Beardless Tyrannulet, Pacific Screech-Owl, and - numerous - Long-tailed Manakin.

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