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    Tanager- Ecuadorian Amazon

    Hi all, these are two birds I encountered together in the amazon rainforests of Ecuador. I believe they are tanagers but am unsure what type. They are grainy and imperfect pictures but I think someone with better knowledge than myself could place the species. I originally thought it was Tanagara...
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    Audio from Amazonian Ecuador - PART 2

    Hi all, I had a great response from the community last time I posted audio files from my stint as a researcher in Ecuador. I'm gradually going through old recordings and trying to piece together some identifications, so if anyone finds any of these songs and calls recognisable, please let me...
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    Juvenile Birds in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    EDIT: IGNORE DESCRIPTION, PLEASE READ DISCUSSION These juvenile Tinamous were encountered around an Oxbow lake in secondary forest within the Ecuadorian Amazon, altitude about 250m, not far from small human habitation and within small scale agroforestry area. There was at least one other...
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    Ecuadorian Amazon - Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl?

    This is a small snip of audio taken from an ID video during a nocturnal amphibian survey. The call sounds in the first few seconds of the recording, and after reviewing all the expected owl species calls, I think i have found a fit in Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, which has been reported before in the...
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    Can someone identify this brazilian bird call?

    Hello! I heard this call in a documentary years ago. Since then it was stuck in my head and I couldnt figure out which bird it is. Now I heard it again in this documentary: (Minute 5:32 an the next few minutes) I know that its located somewhere in the amazonian Rainforest, unfortunately thats...
  6. Amazon Landscape

    Amazon Landscape

    Marsh, river in Amazon in Peru
  7. Gray antbird

    Gray antbird

    While the other Peruvian Cercomacra species are understorey skulkers, this one is a canopy bird! It's easily located thanks to its loud song, but it can be hard to actually see as it prefers to stay within vine tangles.
  8. Black-Fronted Nun Bird1 20180809_Sani Lodge Ecuador.jpg

    Black-Fronted Nun Bird1 20180809_Sani Lodge Ecuador.jpg

    This was a new family, let alone species for me. Seen in the trees around the beautiful Sani Lodge in the Amazonian forest in Ecuador
  9. Black Antbird

    Black Antbird

    My third Peruvian Cercomacroides! A common and vocal antbird in the lowlands of Peru, this is a male.
  10. Common scale-backed antbird

    Common scale-backed antbird

    Parque Nacional Yanachaga Chemilln, Sector Paujil This little female would regularly come out to have a bath in a little pond in the path just around sundown. I never saw the species in proper daylight or at another spot in the park.
  11. Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemilln, Sector Paujil

    Parque Nacional Yanachaga-Chemilln, Sector Paujil

    Just below the guardhouse, where the Quebrada Paujil meets the Ro Iscozacn
  12. Hoatzin


    A 'must-see' bird!
  13. Black Capped Donacobius

    Black Capped Donacobius

    Found this beautiful one also on Lake Sandoval, very close to the Hoatzins. Makes his presence felt with his voice for sure.
  14. White Winged Swallow

    White Winged Swallow

    This is another little fellow from the Peruvian Amazon Basin and was shot on Lake Sandoval, Tambopata. Love the Blue and Green gloss on his body.
  15. The Short Tailed Pygmy Tyrant Fly catcher

    The Short Tailed Pygmy Tyrant Fly catcher

    Another super small and quick flycatcher from the Amazon region. Shot around Lake Sandoval, Tambopata, Peru.
  16. Natures Hovercraft, The Forktailed Woodnymph Hummingbird

    Natures Hovercraft, The Forktailed Woodnymph Hummingbird

    And thats how natures hovercraft hovers with the wings beating at around 80 times per second and speeds up to 80kmph and the capacity to fly forward or backward or hover in the same position while feeding. A marvellous little creature. Forktailed Woodnymph shot near Lake Sandoval, Peru.
  17. The Yellow Browed Tody Fly Catcher

    The Yellow Browed Tody Fly Catcher

    I was delighted to find this super little fly catcher a little over 2 inches probably around lake Sandoval in the forests. While they are tricky to shoot in low light and canopy, this guy obliged with a perch nearby.
  18. A Flurry of Hoatzins

    A Flurry of Hoatzins

    Hoatzins at their communal roost early in the morning - Rio Napa, Ecuador
  19. Fork-tailed Woodnymph

    Fork-tailed Woodnymph

    One of the most beautiful hummingbirds in the Amazon.
  20. Hoatzin


    A hoatzin i the amazon floodplain
  21. Great black hawk with a Boa Constrictor

    Great black hawk with a Boa Constrictor

    I was there and saw it flashing into the floating grass, It took it almost a minute to flash out with a quite large Boa
  22. Cheez!


    I took a picture of this interesting bug a few days ago... looks like he needs a dental plan! ;)
  23. Blue-fronted Amazon

    Blue-fronted Amazon

    Probably a couple.
  24. Amazon Kingfisher

    Amazon Kingfisher

  25. Orange-winged Amazon

    Orange-winged Amazon