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How does a Double-toothed Kite resemble a Cattle Egret?

Of course, a Double-toothed Kite and a Cattle Egret have almost nothing in common, one being a raptor and the other a heron. But watch each one carefully, and you'll notice an interesting similarity: we're used to watching Cattle Egrets follow livestock around to feed on insects and other edibles scared up by these large animals, but did you know that Double-toothed Kites use a similar technique? Single birds can often be spotted following a troop of monkeys through the trees to snatch up large insects and lizards which are disturbed by the traveling primates...a cool analog of what the egrets are doing. You've got to take advantage of all possible food sources! This Double-toothed Kite was photographed by participant Herb Lindsay on one of our 2016 Panama's Canopy Tower tours.

We have one space open on guide Chris Benesh's upcoming tour, Feb 5-11, 2017, which features an optional extension to the Canopy Lodge as well (to Feb 15). You can read all about this tour on our PANAMA'S CANOPY TOWER page.

Don't forget also to view Chris's 2016 illustrated triplist for a great taste of the tour.

You can also see Chris's extension triplist here.


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