|Ocellated Tapaculo Acropternis orthonyx, Refugio Paz de los Aves, northern Ecuador.|
This is a relatively large and very vocal bird, but normally near impossible to see in the forest.
The patience and skill of Angel Paz in habituating it to come in for food is astonishing.
|Grey-headed Sparrow Passer griseus, Entebbe, Uganda.|
An Old World sparrow which has adapted to human habitations like some other family members,
including the next one.
|Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos.|
|Cinnamon Flycatcher Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus, San Isidro Lodge, northern Peru.|
A common and widespread little beauty of the forests.
|Raffles's Malkoa Rhinortha chlorophaea female, Sepilok, Sabah.|
The malkohas form a group of large non-parasitic cuckoos.
|Black-throated Flowerpiercer Diglossa brunneiventris, Chivay, southern Peruvian Andes.|
The flowerpiercers are a group of tanagers which use their awl-shaped bill to pierce the base
of tube-flowers to 'steal' nectar without pollinating the flower.
|Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting, Sepilok, Sabah.|
A beautiful kingfisher found widely in southern and south-east Asia.
|Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis cristatus, Lake Mburo NP, Uganda.|
An exquisite little bird found across sub-Saharan Africa.
|Andean Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis (above), |
and Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera (below),
both males and both on Lake Titicaca, Peru.
In both species the females are much less conspicuous, in mottled browns.
|Torrent Ducks displaying, Urabamba River, Peruvian Andes.|
Males on the left, female on the right.
|Rufescent Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma lineatum, Yasuní NP, Ecuadorian Amazonia.|
A beautiful heron often seen along streams by visitors travelling by boat.
(And 'rufescent' is a name borne by only three bird species in the world!)
|Cinnamon Woodpecker Celeus loricatus, Rio Silanche Reserve, north-western Ecuador.|
|Rufous Woodpecker Micropternus brachyurus, Sepilok, Sabah.|
This pretty little woodpecker is found right across southern and south-east Asia.
|Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana, Manu NP, Peru; a lovely and active non-parasitic cuckoo found|
from northern Mexico to Uruguay.
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