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'.
Patagioenas spp. (Manus road, Peru).
Zentrygon frenata, 'White-throated Quail-Dove' (Tandayapa, Ecuador). Found in mountain rainforest along the Andes.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".