Beautiful Birds of Panama

Swainson’s toucan. Photo by Rhett A. Butler /

By Hannah Lindstrom

Panama has a total of 972 bird species, of which 20 are considered to be globally threatened. Since the 1940’s, Panama’s tree cover has been reduced by over 50% which is having an effect on the avifauna of the nation. Species in Panama range from Giant Harpy Eagles, Panama’s national bird, to small species of kingfishers, with many in between.

Harpy eagle, the world’s largest eagle. Photo by Rhett A. Butler /


Unidentified bird in Panama. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

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