Photo of Animalia: Ash-throated Antwren (species: Herpsilochmus parkeri) (Gaia Guide)
© Nick Athanas

Ash-throated Antwren

Herpsilochmus parkeri Ridgetop forest above Quebrada Mishquiyacu, San Martín region, Peru. Male. A rare and local species restricted to a small area of the eastern foothills of the Andes in northern Peru. It was described only in 1986, and was named in honor of Ted Parker. Seeing this bird required a tough, several hour hike. We went with a local guide from Waqanki Lodge named Carlos, who was excellent, and knew exactly where to find it. This photo is used on Wikipedia. 4520

Photo taken on 9 Sep 2014