NEOTROPICAL Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
passerine birds

The most diverse bird fauna in the world!

Family Cotingidae, 'Cotingas'

A bizarre bird! Where is it's mouth??

Rupicola peruvianus'Andean Cock-of-the-Rock'.

Family Tityridae: Tityras & Becards

Pachyramphus polychopterus, 'White-winged Becard' (Machu Picchu, Peru). Variable plumage. Found in lowland and mid mountain rainforest. Widespread throughout Central and South America.

Family Tyrannidae: Tyrant Flycatchers

Ochthoeca rufipectoralis, 'Rufous-breasted Chat Tyrant' (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Family Grallariidae, Antpittas

Antpittas are dumpy little birds, and normally shy and difficult to see.

Grallaricula flavirostris, Ochre-breasted Antpitta (Angel Paz, Ecuador).

Family Furnariidae

This large family includes Neotropical Miners, Neotropical Leaf-tossers, Woodcreepers, Earthcreepers, Cinclodes, Foliage-cleaners, Spinetails, and many more...

Furnarius leucopus, 'Pale-legged Hornero' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

'Wood-creeper' (Villa Carmen Lodge, Peru).

Family Corvidae, 'Crows' and 'Jays'

Cyanocorax chrysops, 'Plush-crested Jay' (Iguazu Falls, Brazil side).

Family Cinclidae: Dippers

Dippers are the only songbirds birds adapted to swimming under in and under water. They are found along fast flowing waterways mountains in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. 

Cinclus leucocephalus, 'White-capped Dipper' (Aguas Calientes, Peru).

Family Turdidae: Thrushes

Turdus serranus, 'Glossy Black Thrush' Lives in montane rainforest across South America. (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Family Emberizidae: Buntings

Family Passerellidae: American Sparrows

Zonotrichia capensis, 'Andean Sparrow', 'Rufous collared Sparrow' (Wayecha Lodge, Peru).

Atlapetes melanolaemus, 'Black-faced/Grey-eared Brush-finch' (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).

Atlapetes tricolor, 'Tri-coloured Brush-finch' (Machu Picchu Peru). Found in hill and mid-mountain forest along the Andes.

Family Icteridae, 'New World Blackbirds'

Psarocolius decumanus, 'Crested Oropendola'.

Family Parulidae: (New World) Wood-warblers

Myioborus melanocephalus, 'Spectacled Redstart/Whitestart' (Wayqecha, Peru). Found in mountain forest and woodlands along tropical part of the Andes.

Family Cardinalidae: Cardinals

Piranga rubra, 'Summer Tanager'. Not considered a tanager, but placed in the related cardinal family. Breeds in pine-oak forest in North America, and winters in rainforest in Central America, northern South America and south along the Andes.

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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 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"