Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) feeds on a caiman carcass
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) feeds on a caiman carcass, flies laying eggs.
Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger)
Cobalt-winged Parakeets (Brotogeris cyanoptera) at a clay lick.
King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa), known as the "Condor of the Amazon."
Freshwater mussels (Lamproscarpha ensiformis). We succeeded after much difficulty in liberating one specimen from the densely compacted mud but found its tough flesh suitable only for fishing bait.
Fishermen on the Tahuamanu river. We saw just this one boat on the entire outward journey.
Spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus). We saw many of this species, ranging from 50cm to 2m in length.
Great Potoo (Nyctibius grandis), a nocturnal bird (not an owl), seldom seen during the daytime.
Capped Heron (Pilherodius pileatus)
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), also known as the Hoactzin, Stinkbird, or Canje Pheasant
Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis)
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