Date Added: November 9, 2007
Posted by: Julian Thomas
Location: Pereque, SE Brazil
Sightings: Buff-throated Purpletuft, Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant, Black-hooded Antwren - 28-29 November 2006
We followed Jeremy Minns's directions for the Pereque Black-hooded Antwren site and found them both accurate and current. At least 4 Black-hooded Antwrens were seen fairly easily, with one male responding particularly well to tape. Also Flame-crested Tanager, Southern Bristle-Tyrant, Ochre-faced Tody-Flycatcher and Long-tailed Tyrant among others.
Two other much-wanted species were also seen nearby, thanks to information from another guest (Martyn, surname unknown)while we were at Serra dos Tucanos lodge.
Buff-throated Purpletuft - About 5km from Pereque along the track to the antwren site you pass between a pair of large rocks. Park about 50m beyond them, walk back a little and look in and around an obvious single large tree (on the left as you walk back).
Fork-tailed Tody-Tyrant - Heading back from the main antwren site, we stopped by the open shed mentioned in Minns’s directions and took the track opposite for about 100m. This is where Martyn had seen one only a week or so before - I saw one briefly as it disappeared into a tangle, but it wouldn't come out again in the short time we had left. Another male Black-hooded Antwren showed briefly here too.