NEOTROPICAL Tropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
non-passerine birds

More non-passerine birds of the rainforest of tropical South America and Central America...

Family Opisthocomidae: Hoatzin

Hoatzin (image by Damon Ramsey)(Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru)

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. 

Family Cathartidae: New World Vultures
Family Accipitridae: Hawks, Kites, Eagles

Family Trogonidae: Trogons

Trogon personatus, 'Masked Trogon' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecudaor). Found in mountain rainforest of South America.

Order Coraciformes

Family Alcedinidae: Kingfishers

Family Momotidae: Motmots

Baryphthengus martii, 'Rufous Motmot' (Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador). Found in the rainforests of central America and south to the Andes.

Order Picaformes

Family Galbulidae: Jacamars

Yarina Lodge, Ecuador

Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis, 'White-eared Jacamar'. Large red bill, like a kingfisher. Found in swamps and rainforest in north-western South America.

Family Bucconidae: Puffbirds

Monasa nigrifrons, 'Black-fronted Nunbird', 'Monja de Frente Negra' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

Family Capitonidae: New World Barbets

Eubucco bourcierii, 'Red-headed Barbet', male (Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador). Found in the rainforests of Central America and south to the Andes..

Family Semnornithidae: Prong-billed & Toucan Barbets

Semnornis ramphastinus, 'Toucan Barbet' (Bellavista, Ecuador).

Family Ramphastidae: Toucans, Aracaris, Toucanets

Andigena laminirostris, 'Plate-billed Mountain Toucan' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecuador).

Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Ecuador,image by Damon Ramsey

Aulacorhynchus haematopygus, 'Crimson-rumped Toucanet' (Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador). Found in the mountain rainforest of the Andes.

Family Picidae: Woodpeckers

Yarina Lodge, Ecuador

Melanerpes cruentatus, 'Yellow-tufted Woodpecker'. Found in rainforest and woodlands in northern South America.

Family Falconidae: Falcons, Caracaras

Family Psittacidae: African and American Parrots

Ara ararauna,'Blue and Yellow Macaw' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

Ara macao, 'Scarlet Macaw', 'Aracanga', (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

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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.