ants. The Oil Birds are a very unique species of bird. They are nocturnal and are fruit eaters. it is a relatively large bird with a 3 foot wing
span and nests in caves and dark places. They echo locate with a high pitched 2kHz sound which is audible to humans. The chicks are
larger than the adults getting to around 1.3lbs. In the past the natives boiled the chicks down to collect the oil and hence the name.
One of the highlights of the entire trip for JoAnn and I was the sighting of the Tamandua (arboreal anteater) along a side channel of the
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