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  1. Gray-bellied Comet

    Gray-bellied Comet

    A stunning north Peruvian endemic, this canyon is pretty much the only reliable location for it. For some reason, it is not nearly as well known as the Marvelous Spatuletail, but when seen in flight, I'd say it's nearly as spectacular, and well deserving of attention, as it is probably at an...
  2. Parkinson's Petrel

    Parkinson's Petrel

    A lovely petrel, which breeds on only two islands off New Zealand, and disperses to the waters of Central and northern South America after breeding.
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    White-chinned/Parkinson's Petrels, nw Peru, saturday

    Hi everybody, I went on a little pelagic outing off the coast of Piura, in northwestern Peru last saturday, and Procellaria Petrels were some of the most common birds around. Many were clearly White-chinned, with a fully pale bill tip, and very rarely a visible white chin (see photos 1-3)...
  4. Blue-gray Tanager

    Blue-gray Tanager

  5. Tumbes Tyrant

    Tumbes Tyrant

    A lovely Tumbesian endemic. Always a treat to deal with a Tyrannid that's easily identified!
  6. Tschudi's Tapaculo

    Tschudi's Tapaculo

    One of the many Peruvian endemic tapaculos, quite common at high elevations in cloud forest and near the treeline.
  7. Amazon Landscape

    Amazon Landscape

    Marsh, river in Amazon in Peru
  8. Speckle-faced Parrot

    Speckle-faced Parrot

    A lovely Andean relative of the much more common Blue-headed Parrot, this is one of the few times I saw it perched, but boy was that bird feeling cooperative!
  9. Foothill antwren

    Foothill antwren

    While its lowland counterpart (Rufous-tailed) was quite a common sight just a few km away, this species appears to be rather rare, and bloody hard to pin down, considering how few photos of it exist despite is fairly large range. This is the best I could do, on one of the only two occasions I...
  10. Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet

    Cinnamon-faced Tyrannulet

    A fairly scarce foothill tyrannulet, but locally quite common in that canyon. Restless and often in shade, bloody hard to get a decent photo!
  11. Buff-bridled Inca-finch.jpg

    Buff-bridled Inca-finch.jpg

    A very colaborative Peruvian endemic. All five species of Incaspiza are endemic to Peru. Most of them can be found in the Andes of Cajamarca.
  12. Many-colored Rush-tyrant immature.jpg

    Many-colored Rush-tyrant immature.jpg

    This colourful passerine is found in lakes surrounded by reef. One of the most beautiful birds found in thid kind of habitat.
  13. Many-colored Rush-tyrant.jpg

    Many-colored Rush-tyrant.jpg

    Another shot of this beatiful bird
  14. Cabanis's Spinetail

    Cabanis's Spinetail

    This foothill spinetail, which is quite scarce in Central Peru, where it reaches the edge of its distribution, turned out to be incredibly skulking, much more so than the previous species. This is a juvenile, as the only photos I ever managed of the adults were even worse.
  15. Marañon Spinetail

    Marañon Spinetail

    A critically endangered Marañon endemic, I'd heard it was terribly skulking, but we ended up having quite good views, thanks to my terrific guide Antonio Garcia Bravo!
  16. Black-winged Ground-Dove

    Black-winged Ground-Dove

  17. Bare-faced Ground-Dove

    Bare-faced Ground-Dove

  18. Peruvian Sheartail

    Peruvian Sheartail

  19. Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch

    Rusty-bellied Brush-Finch

  20. Collared Warbling-Finch

    Collared Warbling-Finch

  21. Purple-collared Woodstar

    Purple-collared Woodstar

  22. Andean Swift

    Andean Swift

  23. Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle

    Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle

  24. Great Inca-Finch

    Great Inca-Finch

  25. Black-necked Woodpecker

    Black-necked Woodpecker