Booted Racket-tail
Ocreatus underwoodii
The Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) is a fairly common and widespread South American species occurring from Columbia into Peru. The male at right was photographed in July, 2003, in the Tandayapa Valley of Ecuador. It is a digital shot taken with a Canon EOS 10D and an EF 70-200 mm F/2.8 L IS lens with a 2X extender and flash.
The female at right was photographed at the same location as she looked up to watch a male overhead.
Next are three images (young male, then female then an adult male) taken near Machu Picchu, Peru, in July, 2006, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.