NEOTROPICAL Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
passerine birds

The most diverse bird fauna in the world!

Family Cotingidae, 'Cotingas'

A bizarre bird! Where is it's mouth??

Rupicola peruvianus'Andean Cock-of-the-Rock'.

Family Tyrannidae: Tyrant Flycatchers

Ochthoeca rufipectoralis, 'Rufous-breasted Chat Tyrant' (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Family Grallariidae, Antpittas

Antpittas are dumpy little birds, and normally shy and difficult to see.

Grallaricula flavirostris, Ochre-breasted Antpitta (Angel Paz, Ecuador).

Family Furnariidae

This large family includes Neotropical Miners, Neotropical Leaf-tossers, Woodcreepers, Earthcreepers, Cinclodes, Foliage-cleaners, Spinetails, and many more...

Furnarius leucopus, 'Pale-legged Hornero' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

'Wood-creeper' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

Family Corvidae, 'Crows' and 'Jays'

Cyanocorax chrysops, 'Plush-crested Jay' (Iguazu Falls, Brazil side).

Family Turdidae: Thrushes

Turdus serranus, 'Glossy Black Thrush' Lives in montane rainforest across South America. (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Family Emberizidae: Buntings

Atlapetes melanolaemus, 'Black-faced/Grey-eared Brush-finch' (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Family Passerellidae: American Sparrows

Zonotrichia capensis, 'Andean Sparrow', 'Rufous collared Sparrow' (Wayecha Lodge, Peru).

Family Icteridae, 'New World Blackbirds'

Psarocolius decumanus, 'Crested Oropendola'.

Family Parulidae: (New World) Wood-warblers

Myioborus melanocephalus, 'Spectacled Redstart/Whitestart' (Wayqecha, Peru). Found in mountain forest and woodlands along tropical part of the Andes.

Family Thraupidae, Tanagers

Tangara mexicana, 'Torquoise Tanager' (Antonio's Lodge, Brazil)

Tangara parzudakii, 'Flame-faced Tanager' (Ecuador).

Thraupis palmarum, 'Palm Tanager' (Antonio's Lodge, Brazil)

Thraupis cyanocephala 'Blue-capped Tanager'. Found in the mountain forests and woodlands.(Wayqecha, Peru)

Thraupis episcopus, 'Blue-grey Tanager',  (Antonio's Lodge, Brazil).

Ramphocelus carbo, 'Silver-beaked Tanager', (Antonio's Lodge, Brazil).

Iridosornis jelskii, 'Golden-collared Tanager'. Found in the mountain forest. (Wayqecha, Peru)

Buthraupis montana, 'Hooded Mountain Tanager', Found in the mountain forest. (Wayqecha, Peru).

Anisognathus igniventris, 'Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager' Found in the mountain forest.  (Wayqecha, Peru).

Paroaria capitata'Yellow-billed Cardinal Tanager'. Is actually a Tanager and not a true Cardinal.

Diglossa cyanea, 'Masked Flowerpiercer' (Wayqecha, Peru).

Tersina viridis, 'Swallow Tanager' (Villa Carmen, Peru). Only one species in this genus. A very widespread Neotropical species. Sexually dimorphic; the male is light blue and white, the female greenish with barring.

Thinking of doing expedition travel after everything has calmed down? I do a lot of my guiding and lecturing work on Silversea.