Thomas Horn
Venture Beneath the Canopy

Ocellated antbird


These shy antbirds where observed in the humid forest of Costa Rica. They forage the leaf litter in search of food flushed out of hiding from army ant swarms. While observing these birds my guide constantly warned me to be careful of fer de lance, a common pit viper found on the forest floor. I wondered if these foraging birds where aware of the deadly snakes laying in the leaf litter.

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