Birds of Manu

There are at least 1000 species of birds (or 15% of the world’s total) in the Manu Biosphere Reserve. That’s far too many for us to show you them all but here is a selection of some of the most notable & beautiful ones. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

Macaws

Red-and-Green Macaws - Ara chloropterus
Red-and-Green Macaws – Ara chloropterus
Chesnut-fronted Macaw
Chesnut-fronted Macaw – Ara severus

Manakins

Band Tailed Manakin
Band Tailed Manakin
Pipra chloromeros - The round-tailed manakin
Pipra chloromeros – The round-tailed manakin

Tanagers

Green-and-Gold Tanager - Tangara shranki
Green-and-Gold Tanager – Tangara shranki
Paradise Tanager - Tangara chilensis
Paradise Tanager – Tangara chilensis

Birds of Prey

Slate Coloured Hawk - Buteogallus schistaceus
Slate Coloured Hawk – Buteogallus schistaceus
Great-Black Hawk - Buteogallus urubitinga
Great-Black Hawk – Buteogallus urubitinga

Herons

Cocoi Heron - Ardea cocoi
Cocoi Heron – Ardea cocoi
Capped heron - Pilherodius pileatus
Capped heron – Pilherodius pileatus

 Humming Birds

Fork-tailed Woodnymph - Thalurania furcata
Fork-tailed Woodnymph – Thalurania furcata
Rufous-crested Coquette - Lophornis delattrei
Rufous-crested Coquette – Lophornis delattrei

Motmots

Rufous Motmot - Baryphthengus martii
Rufous Motmot – Baryphthengus martii

Kingfishers

American Pygmy Kingfisher - Chloroceryle aenea
American Pygmy Kingfisher – Chloroceryle aenea

Antbirds

White Browed Antbird, Male & Female - Myrmoborus leucophrys
White Browed Antbird, Male & Female – Myrmoborus leucophrys

Cotingas

The Andean Cock-of-the-Rock - Rupicola peruvianus
The Andean Cock-of-the-Rock – Rupicola peruvianus
Plum-throated Cotinga - Cotinga maynana
Plum-throated Cotinga – Cotinga maynana

Jacamars

Bluish-fronted Jacamar - Galbula cyanescens
Bluish-fronted Jacamar – Galbula cyanescens

Toucans

Chesnut-eared Aracari -  Pteroglossus castanotis
Chesnut-eared Aracari – Pteroglossus castanotis
Emerald Toucanet - Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Emerald Toucanet – Aulacorhynchus prasinus

Guan & Currassows

Spix's Guan - Penelope jacquacu
Spix’s Guan – Penelope jacquacu
Blue-throated Piping-Guan - Pipile cumanensis
Blue-throated Piping-Guan – Pipile cumanensis

Trumpeters

Pale-Winged Trumpeter - Psophia leucoptera
Pale-Winged Trumpeter – Psophia leucoptera

 

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