Photographing the Antpitta: My Favorite, Elusive Bird

Occasionally, someone sees my long lens and asks me the question, “What’s your favorite bird?” If I have too little mood or time to explain my answer, I usually pull out one that doesn’t disappoint. Birds like eagles and harpies are usually a safe bet. But if I were to answer truthfully, my heart beats for seemingly boring and colorfully dull birds – the Antpittas.