NEOTROPICAL Tropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
birds

The 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 Anatidae: Ducks, Geese, Swans

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). 

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

Patagioenas spp.

Patagioenas spp. (Manus road, Peru).

Zentrygon spp.

Zentrygon frenata, 'White-throated Quail-Dove' (Tandayapa, Ecuador). Found in mountain rainforest along the Andes. 

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For the page on the non-passerine birds of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the passerine songbirds of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the hummingbirds of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the tanagers of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the mammals of the tropical American rainforest
For the page on the places to experience the tropical American rainforest


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".