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.
Cathartes melambrotus, 'Greater Yellow-headed Vulture'.
Trogons are often colourful birds. They sometimes sit motionless on branches, allowing some good photographs, if you can find them! They live in the rainforests of Africa, tropical Asia and the Neotropics.
Trogon personatus, 'Masked Trogon'. Found in mountain rainforest of South America.
Trogon viridis, 'Green-backed Trogon'. Males have dull green back and dull blue throat, with a bright yellow belly and white eye rings. Females have grey rather than the blue and green. Found throughout forest and edge, across much of tropical South America.
Baryphthengus martii, 'Rufous Motmot'. 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'.
Eubucco bourcierii, 'Red-headed Barbet', male. Found in the rainforests of Central America and south to the Andes..
Semnornis ramphastinus, 'Toucan Barbet'.
Andigena laminirostris, 'Plate-billed Mountain Toucan'.
Aulacorhynchus haematopygus, 'Crimson-rumped Toucanet'. Found in the mountain rainforest of the Andes.
Ramphastos vitellinus, 'Channel-billed Toucan'. Found in various habitats across the humid parts of tropical South America.
Melanerpes cruentatus, 'Yellow-tufted Woodpecker'. Found in rainforest and woodlands in northern South America.
Herpetotheres cachinnans, 'Laughing Falcon', 'Snake Hawk'. Small, with distinctive black face mask and white breast. As suggested by common name, has a laugh like call. As suggested by other common name, reported to specialize in feeding on snakes (however it is a Falcon, not a Hawk). Found in lower altitude forests in Central and South America.
South and Central America has a diverse range of parrots. Many species are variations on green and often go unnoticed, but there is one group that stands out - the Macaws. There are some 19 species, and they are all native to the Neotropics, distributed as far north as Mexico. This group of genera include some (relatively) smaller species of parrot, but it is the larger and more colourful species that literally stick out. Compared to other parrots, these larger species usually have a paler face, massive curved bill, and very long tails. They are thought of as rainforest parrots, but they are also found in the open woodlands. Each individual macaw has a different pattern on its face, uniquely identifying each one like a humans fingerprint.
Ara ararauna, 'Blue and Yellow Macaw'.
Ara macao, 'Scarlet Macaw', 'Aracanga'.