NEOTROPICAL Tropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
non-passerine birds

The non-passerine birds of the rainforest of tropical South America and Central America...

Order Tinamiformes

This order only contains the Tinamous. They are related to the rheas and other ratites. There are some 46 species, and they are only found in Central and South America.

Family Tinamidae: Tinamous

a Tinamou in Peru!

'Tinamou' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

Family Cracidae: including Guans, Curassows, and Chachalaca 

Ortalis guttata, 'Speckled Chachalaca' (Amazonia Lodge, Peru).

Pipile cumanensis, 'Blue-throated Piping Guan' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru). Closely related and perhaps the same species as Pipile pipile,'Trinidad Piping Guan'. 

Family Columbidae : Doves & Pigeons

Family Trochilidae: Hummingbirds

Aglaiocercus kingii, 'Long-tailed Sylph'. Found in mountain rainforest. (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Heliangelus amethysticollis'Amethyst-throated Sunangel'. Found in mountain rainforest. (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Coeligena torquata, 'Collared Inca' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecuador). Lives in mountain rainforest of South America.

Family Opisthocomidae: Hoatzin

Opisthocomus hoazin, 'Hoatzin' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

FamilyCathartidae: New World Vultures
FamilyAccipitridae: Hawks, Kites, Eagles

Family Trogonidae: Trogons

Trogon personatus, 'Masked Trogon' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecudaor). Found in mountain rainforest of South America.

Family Momotidae: Motmots
Family Alcedinidae: Kingfishers

Order Picaformes

Family Galbulidae: Jacamars

Family Bucconidae: Puffbirds

Monasa nigrifrons, 'Black-fronted Nunbird', 'Monja de Frente Negra' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

Family Capitonidae: New World Barbets

Family Semnornithidae: Prong-billed & Toucan Barbets

Semnornis ramphastinus, 'Toucan Barbet' (Bellavista, Ecuador).

Family Ramphastidae: Toucans, Aracaris, Toucanets

Andigena laminirostris, 'Plate-billed Mountain Toucan' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecuador).

Family Picidae: Woodpeckers
Family Falconidae: Falcons, Caracaras

Family Psittacidae: African and American Parrots

Ara ararauna,'Blue and Yellow Macaw' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

Ara macao, 'Scarlet Macaw', 'Aracanga', (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

For the rest of the Neotropical rainforest passerine birds

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