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  1. Ash-breasted tit-tyrant

    Ash-breasted tit-tyrant

    A emblematic species of Peruvian Polylepis forests, this beautiful little flycatcher is unfortunately quite rare and endangered
  2. Fulvous Antshrike

    Fulvous Antshrike

    A very sneaky Amazonian antbird, I believe this is the first photo for Peru!
  3. 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...
  4. 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!
  5. Chestnut-shouldered antwren

    Chestnut-shouldered antwren

    A tricky canopy antwren, much more easily heard than seen!
  6. Dusky-throated Antshrike

    Dusky-throated Antshrike

    A bird with an unusually extensive black throat patch
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  9. Striated Antbird

    Striated Antbird

    A skulking little bamboo specialist, easily heard but significantly harder to see, it only showed itself for a couple seconds before vanishing in the bamboo again.
  10. R

    Birding in Peru in February

    Hey there, I plan to go to Peru next February. I have two weeks to travel around but I heard that it's rainy season in some areas which I wanted to visit (Tingo Maria, Oxapampa) and now I am not sure if it is still rewarding. Do you guys have experiences with those spots in February or have any...
  11. 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!
  12. Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner

    Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner

    A lovely bird of varzea forests, I had a couple of encounters with it last year, first on the Colombian side of the border, and then in Peru, where I found a family group accompanying a mixed flock that allowed for a few photos!
  13. Brown-banded Puffbird

    Brown-banded Puffbird

    Quite a tricky specialist of white-sand forests, I only saw this one thanks to the expert help of Juan Diaz!
  14. Peruvian Treehunter

    Peruvian Treehunter

  15. Ash-throated Antwren

    Ash-throated Antwren

    A very local and rare Peruvian endemic.
  16. Ringed Storm-Petrel

    Ringed Storm-Petrel

    One of the most beautiful and unusual storm petrels, easily my favorite lifer from that day!
  17. Fork Tailed Woodnymph

    Fork Tailed Woodnymph

  18. Markham's Storm-Petrel

    Markham's Storm-Petrel

    Of the four storm petrel species we saw that day, this was by far the least common, only making a couple of appearances.
  19. Blue Crowned Trogon

    Blue Crowned Trogon

    Blue Crowned Trogon
  20. Chachapoyas Antpitta

    Chachapoyas Antpitta

    One of the multiple new endemics that Peru gained after the split of the Rufous Antpitta complex, this one is found in very humid forest in the Andes of northern and central Peru. Photographed here in Amazonas region, whose capital is, you guessed it... Chachapoyas!
  21. 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.
  22. Olive Flycatcher

    Olive Flycatcher

    An uncommon and inconspicuous flycatcher found in cloud forests at intermediate elevations, to this day this is the only time I've seen one in Peru, despite spending significant amounts of time in its range.
  23. Rufous-necked Foliage-Gleaner

    Rufous-necked Foliage-Gleaner

    Another skulking denizen of the dry hill forests of northwestern Peru. We finally got lucky with this individual that was intently foraging along the mossy branches of a large roadside tree, allowing for some excellent views.
  24. Henna-hooded Foliage-Gleaner

    Henna-hooded Foliage-Gleaner

    A lovely specialty of the dry forests of northwestern Peru, this foliage-gleaner is actually not that evasive, but very fond of dense tangles, which made getting a photo quite a tricky endeavor!
  25. Peruvian Tern

    Peruvian Tern

    A lovely specialty of the desert coast of Peru, barely reaching into southern Ecuador and northern Chile