Saturday, May 21, 2022

Smoke-Colored Peewee

Given all of the extraordinary colorful birds we encountered in Ecuador, and particularly in the Mindo area, we were bound to have some "ordinary" birds. The smoke-colored peewee was one of those. It is almost uniformly gray, and my photos that were kind of dark just emphasize that grayness. 

Despite the name it is a flycatcher and is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. I saw just one at the Mashpi Amagusa Preserve in Ecuador. 

1 comment:

  1. Does it have a bit of a crest, or is that the breeze blowing through its feathers? I like its pudgy body. There's a bird I can relate to.