Bird of the Week – Giant Antpitta
This is Maria, easily the most famous Giant Antpitta on the planet. Well, perhaps the only famous Giant Antpitta. She’s food-conditioned, and represents a great habitat conservation story.
Antpittas are incredibly secretive, skulking on the jungle floor, in their cryptic feathers. Ordinarily getting even a glimpse of one is difficult. While they may look like a football on stilts, they run very quickly.
Maria, not so much.
Tech stuff: tripod, f2.8, 1/25, ISO800 (the jungle floor is quite gloomy)
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