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sucumbios province

  1. Rufescent Tiger Heron (juvenile)

    Rufescent Tiger Heron (juvenile)

    Rufescent Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum subsp. lineatum) Juvenile. Sani Lodge, Challuacocha Lagoon, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Margin of lagoon with surrounding area being Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m (656 ft) elevation.
  2. Mealy Parrot

    Mealy Parrot

    Mealy Parrot (Amazona farinosa subsp. farinosa) Sexes similar. Some taxonomist treat this species as a monotypic species in which case it is known as the Southern Mealy Parrot. They recognize the other subspecies at the species level. Margin of Challuacocha Lagoon fed by Challuayacu Stream at...
  3. Orange-winged Parrots

    Orange-winged Parrots

    Orange-winged Parrots (Amazona amazonica) Also known as Orange-winged Amazons. Sexes similar. Margin of Challuacocha Lagoon fed by Challuayacu Stream at Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation.
  4. Mother and Child

    Mother and Child

    Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger: Alligatoridae) Mother and child. Taken from a canoe. Adults range from 2.8-4.3 m (9.2-14.1 ft) long. Challuacocha Lagoon fed by Challuayacu Stream at Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Surrounding area being Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at...
  5. Southern Long-nosed Bats

    Southern Long-nosed Bats

    Southern Long-nosed Bats (Leptonycteris curasoae: Phyllostomidae) Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation; Napo River floodplain.
  6. Gray Antwren (male)

    Gray Antwren (male)

    Gray Antwren (Myrmotherula menetriesii subsp. pallida) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation; Napo River floodplain.
  7. Cobalt-winged Parakeet

    Cobalt-winged Parakeet

    Cobalt-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera subsp. cyanoptera) Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation; Napo River floodplain.
  8. Snail Kite (male)

    Snail Kite (male)

    Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis subsp. sociabilis) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Challuacocha Oxbow in front of Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Always in bad lighting and from a canoe which exacerbated the situation (thats my excuse and I am sticking with it, lol). The kites...
  9. Short-crested Flycatcher

    Short-crested Flycatcher

    Short-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus ferox subsp. ferox) Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation.
  10. Gray-winged Trumpeter

    Gray-winged Trumpeter

    Gray-winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans subsp. napensis) This individual was brought to Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador when it was very young with a broken leg by a local. They put a splint on its leg and turned it loose. It stayed and has acclimated to humans. It seemingly took a...
  11. Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet

    Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet

    Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet (Tyrannulus elatus) Sexes similar. Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Manicured ground around lodge in native vegetation over looking the Challuacocha Oxbow. Napo River floodplain, Ecuadorian amazon rainforest. Also called Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian...
  12. Green Hoverfly

    Green Hoverfly

    Green Hoverfly (Ornidia obese: Syrphidae) 9-16 mm (0.35-0.63 in) long. Sani Lodge, Yasuni National Park, Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Napo River floodplain. Ecuadorian amazon rainforest at ca. 200 m (656 ft) elevation.
  13. Pinktoed Tarantula (female)

    Pinktoed Tarantula (female)

    Pinktoed Tarantula (Avicularia avicularia: Theraphosidae) Female. Males can be 3.5 cm (1.4 in) long whereas females can reach 13 cm (5.1 in) long. Sani Lodges boat landing. Yasuni National Park, Yasuni Biosphere Reserve, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Napo River floodplain, Ecuadorian amazon...
  14. American Pygmy Kingfisher

    American Pygmy Kingfisher

    American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea subsp. aenea ). Species sexually dimorphic. Female with a green horizontal band across chest; chest band absent on males. Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Photographed in the Oxbow lake in front of Sani Lodge from the pier. Yasuni National...
  15. Reticulated Planthopper

    Reticulated Planthopper

    Reticulated Planthopper (Pterodictya reticularis: Fulgoridae) This bizarre looking but harmless insect has a wingspan of ca. 5.5 cm and total length (tip of head to the end of the plumes of its excreted white wax) of ca. 4.6 cm (1.8 in). Near Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Napo River...
  16. Gray-breasted Martin (juvenile)

    Gray-breasted Martin (juvenile)

    Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalbea subsp. chalbea) juvenile. Sexes similar. Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation; Napo River floodplain.
  17. Blushing Phantom

    Blushing Phantom

    Blushing Phantom (Cithaerias prieta subsp. prieta: Nymphalidae) Wingspan 3.8-4.8 cm (1.5-1.9 in). Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation; Napo River floodplain.
  18. Amber Phantom

    Amber Phantom

    Amber Phantom (Haetera piera subsp. negra: Nymphalidae) Wingspan 6.5-7.5 cm (2.6-3.0 in). Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. Ecuadorian Submontane Amazonian Rainforest at ca. 200 m ( 656 ft) elevation; Napo River floodplain.
  19. Challuacocha Monster

    Challuacocha Monster

    Along the bank of Challuacocha Lagoon fed by Challuayacu Stream, at Sani Lodge lurks the Challuacocha Monster. It has never been known to do any harm to any human besides give them a bit of a freight (lol). Though it is quite large it can be quite cryptic in the low lighting situations when it...
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