Motmots and Tutarones, a bit of Panama Wildlife

Panama Wildlife not exactly New York City BUT my type of Living

The Panama Adventure

We see so many birds here! A frequent visitor and one of my favorites is the Blue-Crowned Motmot. They are a bit larger than most of the yard visitors, very quiet, and usually visit singly or in pairs. Like all the birds here, they love papayas.

It’s summer and dry season, and something interesting has returned. I’ve never heard anything quite like it. At sundown a whistling starts in the woods. The local folks call them tutarones. I believe they are a kind of cicadas, though I can’t find any information on line. I’m very curious to learn more about them.

This is a video with nothing to see but a view of the woods by our house, but turn up the sound so you can hear the whistling, and also some bird calls. There’s always something new and interesting around here!

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6 thoughts on “Motmots and Tutarones, a bit of Panama Wildlife”

  1. You’re in NYC?! That’s where I’m from, lived on the upper west side, went to NYU. Nope, no motmots in NY but I remember a lot of interesting times in Central Park.
    Thanks for the reblog 🙂

    1. No, I’m in SW Indiana. New York City would be much to hectic for me. I’ve traveled in rural New York State many times for business, from Buffalo to Lake George. Niagara Falls being one of my favorite scenic spots. To avoid NYC traffic I’d land at Albany, Buffalo or Newark and then drive from there. Then there was the one time on the New Jersey Turnpike that ….. Oh my ….

    1. I have friends moving to Las Tablas in the Fall and I passed the rental info on to them. Maybe, one day I’ll visit Las Tablas on my adventure in Panama.

      1. Let me know when you’re coming and I’ll introduce you around. Tell your friends to contact me, as well, if they would like.

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