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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

madre de dios

  1. Variegated tinamou

    Variegated tinamou

    Probably the prettiest tinamou I've seen! Luckily, it was one of these occasions where it walked slowly away from me, instead of exploding practically from underfoot like a snipe and disappearing in the distance. It walked maybe 10 meters downhill and then appeared to be quite curious, popping...
  2. Flammulated Pygmy-Tyrant

    Flammulated Pygmy-Tyrant

    As ebird says, this little bamboo specialist actually looks duller than its name suggests haha. Still, I was pleased to finally run into one!
  3. Chestnut-shouldered antwren

    Chestnut-shouldered antwren

    A tricky canopy antwren, much more easily heard than seen!
  4. White-browed Hawk

    White-browed Hawk

    I was quite lucky with this rare hawk (which was a lifer). I heard it calling persistently and finally spotted it high up in a massive castaƱa tree. But I was with a bunch of students, so I only got a few shots before it took off. The next day I returned alone and played a recording, and soon...
  5. Humaita Antbird

    Humaita Antbird

    A notoriously skulking antbird, in Peru restricted to palm swamps in the southeast, I was lucky that the male was singing or I never would have even thought to look for it in the minuscule wetland (which had at most 5 palm trees) right behind the house where we were staying.
  6. White-lined antbird (male)

    White-lined antbird (male)

    A lovely antbird found in bamboo thickets in southeastern Peru, I finally encountered this very responsive male who posed very nicely for me!
  7. Fork Tailed Woodnymph

    Fork Tailed Woodnymph

  8. Bluish-slate antshrike

    Bluish-slate antshrike

    A member of a flock that briefly passed through, this female posed just long enough to get a shot and then she was on her way.
  9. Epaulet Oriole

    Epaulet Oriole

    A lovely lowland oriole, spotted from a crumbling, abandoned canopy tower near Puerto Maldonado!
  10. Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant

    Long-crested Pygmy-Tyrant

    A cute little bamboo specialist, we found a pair that was building its nest, and got to watch them at length.
  11. Rufous Twistwing

    Rufous Twistwing

    A tricky bamboo specialist, we spent about two hours crawling around a sprawling Guadua thicket and only getting glimpses until we stumbled upon a path cutting through it, and found the twistwing hunting maybe 5 meters off said path, in an area with a much more open understorey, where it gave us...
  12. Purus jacama

    Purus jacama

    Happy to get a slightly blurry record shot!
  13. Sunbitterns


    We watched for ages hoping for a flash of open wings but no luck!
  14. Donocobius menage a trois

    Donocobius menage a trois

    Not duetting but trio-ing!
  15. Horned screamer

    Horned screamer

    Just plain wierd!
  16. Red-and-Green Macaws

    Red-and-Green Macaws

    Beautifully framed against the palms!
  17. Short-crested Flycatcher

    Short-crested Flycatcher

    Probably the commonest flycatcher in the Amazon
  18. Clay-lick again!

    Clay-lick again!

    Another shot of Tambo Blanquillo clay-lick. These are mostly Mealy Parrots with a few Blue-headed and one Chestnut-fronted Macaw
  19. Clay-lick


    Tambo Blanquillo clay-lick on the Madre de Dios River. Here are Blue-headed Parrots, Orange-cheeked Parrots, Yellow-crowned Parrots and Tui Parakeets. We saw 12 species altogether!
  20. Capped Heron

    Capped Heron

    Capped Heron
  21. Spix's Guan

    Spix's Guan

    Spix's Guan
  22. Undulated Tinamou

    Undulated Tinamou

    Normally shy but these birds are now habituated to people and wander around the lodge grounds quite freely.
  23. Bare-necked Fruitcrow

    Bare-necked Fruitcrow

    Bare-necked Fruitcrow, against a fabulous blue sky!
  24. Sand-coloured Nighthawks

    Sand-coloured Nighthawks

    Roosting on the river bank shingle.
  25. Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher

    Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher

    Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum subsp. neglectum)