a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
More non-passerine birds of the rainforest of tropical South America and Central America...
Opisthocomus hoazin, 'Hoatzin'. Large bird with blue face and messy crest. Climbs about noisily in waterside trees clumsily, often stretching and grunting. Unlike most other birds, it is mostly a folivore. Found in swampy habitats in South America.
Trogon personatus, 'Masked Trogon' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecudaor). Found in mountain rainforest of South America.
Baryphthengus martii, 'Rufous Motmot' (Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador). Found in the rainforests of central America and south to the Andes.
Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis, 'White-eared Jacamar'. Large red bill, like a kingfisher. Found in swamps and rainforest in north-western South America.
Monasa nigrifrons, 'Black-fronted Nunbird', 'Monja de Frente Negra' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).
Eubucco bourcierii, 'Red-headed Barbet', male (Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador). Found in the rainforests of Central America and south to the Andes..
Semnornis ramphastinus, 'Toucan Barbet' (Bellavista, Ecuador).
Andigena laminirostris, 'Plate-billed Mountain Toucan' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecuador).
Aulacorhynchus haematopygus, 'Crimson-rumped Toucanet' (Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador). Found in the mountain rainforest of the Andes.
Melanerpes cruentatus, 'Yellow-tufted Woodpecker'. Found in rainforest and woodlands in northern South America.
Ara ararauna,'Blue and Yellow Macaw' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).
Ara macao, 'Scarlet Macaw', 'Aracanga', (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia with Coral Expeditions. Meanwhile, here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.