a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The birds of the rainforest of tropical South America and Central America...
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.
'Tinamou' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).
Merganetta armata, 'Torrent Duck' (Aguas Caliente, Peru). An unusual duck that has adapted to swimming and diving through the waters of fast flowing rivers. Distributed all the Andes.
'Torrent Duck' female, (Aguas Caliente, Peru).
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'.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.