Sep 28, 2011

Manu 23rd-26th Sep.

23 SEP.

Species: Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Date taken: September 23, 2011 at 14:20 hrs.
Location: Manu road between 1st and 2nd tunnel, Cusco, Peru

There were just 4 individuals, all of them adults. (melanurus)

24 SEP.

Species: Black-streaked Puffbird (Malacoptila fulvogularis)
Date taken: September 24, 2011 at 09:03 hrs.
Location: Manu road, San Pedro, Cusco, Peru

This beautiful Puffbird did not care at all about our presence, lethargic bird as the Trogons are too.

25 SEP.

Species: Long-tailed Potoo (Nyctibius aethereus)
Date taken: September 25, 2011 at 12:41 hrs.
Location: Manu, Erika Lodge, Madre de Dios, Peru

The first picture was taken from a platform, when doing the "Zip-linning" or "Flying fox" activity. This is one of the birds that are not easy to spot in the Amazon, because of their cryptic coloration they are one of the masters in camouflage. From far away they seem to be part of the tree-bark or palm snags, it really is amazing!.


Species: Pale-eyed Blackbird (Agelasticus xanthophthalmus)
Date taken: September 25, 2011 at 16:54 hrs.
Location: Manu, Machuwasi Lake, Madre de Dios, Peru

At Machuwasi Lake we go on a raft made out of "balsa wood", and steering with a wooden stick, is the best way to travel to don't scare away our feathered friends and other wildlife, such as the Capybara, considered the largest rodent in the world.

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