Dwayne Wynne photographed this resplendent Montezuma oropendola while lounging at a lodge in Tikal, Guatemala. After a long but rewarding day in the field, he and his travel companions were enjoying a cold drink on the lodge grounds. Luckily, Wynne’s camera was nearby when his girlfriend, Claudia, spotted the oropendola crawling down a banana flower stalk. In the dying light, he captured a couple of images, capping off a great day of birding.
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