List of birds in Iguazu Falls rainforest area

Birds of the jungle in Iguazu Falls area

If you are a bird lover and plan to engage in birdwatching activities during your visit to Iguazu Falls, you will surely want to know which bird species can be seen in the region. It is an extensive area with excellent biodiversity and an incredible variety of birds. In this case, we present a survey conducted by Jorge Escobar and Sergio Moya for Yacutinga Lodge, the establishment that offers the bird program suggested below. This study follows the following parameters, as shared by the people at Yacutinga Lodge, which we want to share with you:

This list follows the new systematics of the latest ornithological review in effect since 2019, which considers genetic sequence as valid.

Having enjoyed the direct and unquestionable observation of some species of maximum ornithological importance, either because of their conservation status, vulnerability, or even because they are new records for Argentina; as well as having detected the presence of some species of surprising appearance either due to habitat alteration or almost inexplicable situations such as the possibility of individuals released from captivity, we decided to include in this list, a section called EXTRAORDINARY and CURIOUS SPECIES. This section indicates the name of the species observed in our Environmental Reserve, date of registration, and place of occurrence.

Before moving on to the list of birds, we want to thank Yacutinga Lodge and Jorge Escobar and Sergio Moya again for the excellent work done.

 

LIST OF BIRDS IN IGUAZU FALLS AREA AND YACUTINGA LODGE

Solitary Tinamou (Tinamus solitarius): The Solitary Tinamou is a ground-dwelling bird found in South America. It typically inhabits dense forests and is known for its secretive behavior. It has a brown plumage and feeds on fruits, seeds, and insects.

Brown Tinamou (Crypturellus obsoletus): The Brown Tinamou is a species of tinamou found in South America. It has a brownish plumage and is known for its elusive nature. It feeds on seeds, fruits, and small invertebrates.

Small-billed Tinamou (Crypturellus parvirostris): This tinamou species is characterized by its small bill compared to other tinamous. It inhabits forested areas and feeds on a variety of plant matter and insects.

Tataupa Tinamou (Crypturellus tataupa): The Tataupa Tinamou is a common tinamou species found in South America. It has a cryptic plumage that helps it blend into its forest habitat. It feeds on seeds, fruits, and insects.

Red-winged Tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens): The Red-winged Tinamou is known for its distinctive red wing patches. It inhabits grasslands and savannas in South America and feeds on seeds, fruits, and insects.

Spotted Nothura (Nothura maculosa): The Spotted Nothura is a ground-dwelling bird found in open grassland habitats. It has a spotted plumage that provides camouflage in its environment. It feeds on plant matter and small invertebrates.

Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata): The Muscovy Duck is a large duck native to Central and South America. It is known for its distinctive appearance and red facial skin. Muscovy Ducks inhabit various wetland habitats and feed on aquatic plants, insects, and small vertebrates.

Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola): The Comb Duck is a species of duck found in tropical wetlands of South America. It is named for the distinctive comb-like structure on top of its bill. Comb Ducks primarily feed on aquatic plants, seeds, and small invertebrates.

Brazilian Duck (Amazonetta brasiliensis): The Brazilian Duck is a small dabbling duck native to South America. It is typically found in wetland habitats such as marshes, ponds, and rivers. Brazilian Ducks feed on aquatic vegetation, seeds, and small invertebrates.

Rusty-margined Guan (Penelope superciliaris): The Rusty-margined Guan is a species of bird in the guan family found in South America. It inhabits forested areas and feeds on fruits, seeds, and insects.

Spot-winged Wood-Quail (Odontophorus capueira): The Spot-winged Wood-Quail is a ground-dwelling bird found in South America. It inhabits forested areas and feeds on a variety of plant matter and small invertebrates.

Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus): The Least Grebe is the smallest species of grebe found in the Americas. It inhabits freshwater habitats such as ponds, lakes, and marshes. Least Grebes primarily feed on aquatic insects and small fish.

Pied-billed Grebe (Podylimbus podiceps): The Pied-billed Grebe is a small waterbird found in North and South America. It is named for the distinctive black stripe on its bill. Pied-billed Grebes inhabit freshwater habitats and feed on small fish, insects, and aquatic plants.

 

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Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianum): The Neotropic Cormorant is a medium-sized aquatic bird found in rivers, lakes, and coastal areas of the Americas. It has dark plumage and a long, slender neck. Neotropic Cormorants dive underwater to catch fish and other aquatic prey.

Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga): The Anhinga is a water bird commonly found in freshwater habitats throughout the Americas. It is known for its long neck, sharp beak, and pointed tail feathers. Anhingas swim underwater to catch fish and other aquatic prey.

Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum): The Rufescent Tiger-Heron is a medium-sized heron found in wetlands and forested areas of Central and South America. It has a distinctive rufous coloration and is often found near shallow water, where it feeds on fish and aquatic invertebrates.

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax): The Black-crowned Night-Heron is a wading bird found in wetlands and marshes across the Americas. It has a black crown and back, gray wings, and a white underside. Black-crowned Night-Herons are nocturnal hunters, feeding on fish, frogs, and crustaceans.

Striated Heron (Butorides striata): The Striated Heron is a small heron found in a variety of wetland habitats across the Americas. It has a streaked plumage and is often seen standing motionless at the water’s edge, waiting to ambush its prey, which includes fish, frogs, and insects.

White-necked Heron (Ardea cocoi): The White-necked Heron is a large heron species found in wetlands and marshes of South America. It has a white neck and chest, gray wings, and a long, pointed beak. White-necked Herons wade in shallow water to catch fish, frogs, and other aquatic prey.

Great Egret (Ardea alba): The Great Egret is a large, white heron found in wetlands, marshes, and coastal areas throughout the Americas. It has a long, slender neck, yellow bill, and black legs. Great Egrets stalk their prey in shallow water, catching fish, frogs, and small mammals.

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula): The Snowy Egret is a small, white heron with black legs and a distinctive yellow facial patch. It is commonly found in coastal areas, marshes, and wetlands across the Americas. Snowy Egrets feed on fish, crustaceans, and insects.

Whistling Heron (Syrigma sibilatrix): The Whistling Heron is a medium-sized heron with a distinctive white plumage, black flight feathers, and a long, slender neck. It is found in wetlands and marshes of Central and South America. Whistling Herons feed on fish, frogs, and aquatic invertebrates.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis): The Cattle Egret is a small heron species commonly found in open grasslands, pastures, and agricultural fields across the Americas. It has a white plumage, yellow bill, and short legs. Cattle Egrets forage for insects and other small prey in the company of grazing livestock.

Boat-billed Heron (Cochlearius cochlearius): The Boat-billed Heron is a medium-sized heron with a distinctive boat-shaped bill. It is found in mangrove swamps, wetlands, and forested areas of Central and South America. Boat-billed Herons feed on fish, frogs, and crustaceans.

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi): The White-faced Ibis is a wading bird found in marshes, wetlands, and agricultural fields across the Americas. It has a long, curved bill and distinctive white facial markings. White-faced Ibis feed on insects, crustaceans, and small fish.

Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis): The Green Ibis is a medium-sized ibis found in wetlands, swamps, and forested areas of Central and South America. It has a dark green plumage and a long, downward-curving bill. Green Ibis feed on aquatic invertebrates, small fish, and amphibians.

Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja): The Roseate Spoonbill is a large wading bird with pink plumage and a distinctive spoon-shaped bill. It is found in marshes, wetlands, and coastal areas across the Americas. Roseate Spoonbills feed on small fish, crustaceans, and aquatic insects.

Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari): The Maguari Stork is a large wading bird found in wetlands, marshes, and grasslands of South America. It has a white plumage, black flight feathers, and a long, pointed bill. Maguari Storks feed on fish, frogs, and small mammals.

American Wood Stork (Mycteria americana): The American Wood Stork is a large wading bird found in wetlands, marshes, and coastal areas of the Americas. It has a distinctive bald head, long bill, and black flight feathers. American Wood Storks feed on fish, frogs, and crustaceans.

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura): The Turkey Vulture is a large scavenging bird found in a variety of habitats across the Americas. It has a bald, red head, dark plumage, and a wingspan of over six feet. Turkey Vultures feed primarily on carrion and are often seen soaring high in the sky.

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus): The Black Vulture is a medium-sized scavenging bird found in forests, grasslands, and urban areas throughout the Americas. It has black plumage, a featherless head, and a short, hooked bill. Black Vultures feed on carrion and are often seen in groups near roadkill and garbage dumps.

King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa): The King Vulture is a large bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has striking plumage with a colorful head, including orange, red, yellow, and purple hues. King Vultures primarily feed on carrion and are often seen soaring high in the sky.

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus): The Osprey is a large raptor found worldwide, often near bodies of water. It has a distinctive white head, brown back, and hooked beak. Ospreys are specialized fish hunters, plunging feet-first into the water to catch fish with their talons.

 

 

Grey-headed Kite (Leptodon cayanensis): The Grey-headed Kite is a small bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has a distinctive gray head and black-and-white plumage. Grey-headed Kites feed primarily on insects, small birds, and rodents.

Rufous-thighed Kite (Harpagus diodon): The Rufous-thighed Kite is a medium-sized bird of prey found in tropical forests of Central and South America. It has a rufous-colored body and distinctive black-and-white markings on its wings and tail. Rufous-thighed Kites feed on small mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor): The Bicoloured Hawk is a small bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has dark upperparts and white underparts, with distinctive barring on its breast and belly. Bicoloured Hawks feed on small birds and insects.

Tiny Hawk (Accipiter superciliosus): The Tiny Hawk is one of the smallest birds of prey, found in Central and South America. It has a dark plumage and distinctive long legs. Tiny Hawks feed on small birds, insects, and occasionally small mammals.

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus): The Sharp-shinned Hawk is a small bird of prey found in North and South America. It has short, rounded wings and a long tail. Sharp-shinned Hawks primarily feed on small birds captured in flight.

Grey-bellied Hawk (Accipiter poliogaster): The Grey-bellied Hawk is a medium-sized bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has a gray body and distinctive barring on its breast and belly. Grey-bellied Hawks feed on small birds and mammals.

Plumbeous Kite (Ictinea plumbea): The Plumbeous Kite is a medium-sized bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has a slate-gray plumage and long, pointed wings. Plumbeous Kites feed on insects, small birds, and reptiles.

Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis): The Snail Kite is a specialized bird of prey found in wetlands and marshes of the Americas. It has a hooked bill adapted for extracting snails from their shells. Snail Kites feed almost exclusively on apple snails.

Great Black Hawk (Buteogallus urubitinga): The Great Black Hawk is a large bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has a black plumage and a powerful bill. Great Black Hawks feed on a variety of prey, including small mammals, birds, and reptiles.

White-rumped Hawk (Parabuteo leucorrhous): The White-rumped Hawk is a medium-sized bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has a white rump and barred underparts. White-rumped Hawks feed on small mammals, birds, and reptiles.

Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris): The Roadside Hawk is a small bird of prey found in a variety of habitats across the Americas. It has a brownish plumage and is often seen perched on roadside trees or utility poles. Roadside Hawks feed on small birds, rodents, and insects.

Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus): The Swallow-tailed Kite is a graceful bird of prey found in the Americas. It has long, pointed wings and a deeply forked tail. Swallow-tailed Kites feed on flying insects and occasionally small vertebrates.

Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus): The Short-tailed Hawk is a medium-sized bird of prey found in the Americas. It has a distinctive short tail and broad wings. Short-tailed Hawks feed on small birds and rodents.

Ornate Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus): The Ornate Hawk-Eagle is a large bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has a black-and-white plumage with bold markings. Ornate Hawk-Eagles feed on a variety of prey, including birds and mammals.

Black-and-White Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus melanoleucus): The Black-and-White Hawk-Eagle is a large bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has a black-and-white plumage and a powerful bill. Black-and-White Hawk-Eagles feed on birds and mammals.

Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus): The Hawk Eagle is a medium to large bird of prey found in Central and South America. It has a powerful build and strong talons. Hawk Eagles feed on a variety of prey, including birds and mammals.

Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja): The Harpy Eagle is one of the largest and most powerful birds of prey in the Americas. It has a distinctive black-and-white plumage and a crest of feathers on its head. Harpy Eagles feed primarily on monkeys and other arboreal mammals.

Limpkin (Aramus guaruana): The Limpkin is a large, wading bird found in wetlands and marshes of the Americas. It has a mottled brown plumage and a long, curved bill. Limpkins feed primarily on freshwater snails and mollusks.

Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail (Aramides saracura): The Slaty-breasted Wood-Rail is a medium-sized bird found in wetlands and marshes of Central and South America. It has a slate-gray breast and brown plumage. Slaty-breasted Wood-Rails are often heard calling loudly from dense vegetation.

Blackish Rail (Pardirallus nigricans): The Blackish Rail is a small bird found in marshes, swamps, and wetlands of Central and South America. It has dark plumage with subtle brown markings. Blackish Rails are secretive birds that are often difficult to observe.

Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius): The Rufous-sided Crake is a small bird found in marshes, grasslands, and wetlands of Central and South America. It has a brown back and rufous flanks. Rufous-sided Crakes are elusive and prefer dense vegetation near water.

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica): The Purple Gallinule is a colorful bird found in marshes, swamps, and wetlands of the Americas. It has vibrant purple and blue plumage, a red bill, and yellow legs. Purple Gallinules are skilled swimmers and often forage for aquatic plants and insects.

Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata): The Common Gallinule is a medium-sized bird found in marshes, ponds, and wetlands of the Americas. It has dark plumage with a red bill and forehead shield. Common Gallinules are skilled swimmers and forage for aquatic vegetation and invertebrates.

Sungrebe (Heliornis fulica): The Sungrebe is a small bird found in freshwater habitats of Central and South America. It has a brown back and a distinctive white stripe running down its neck. Sungrebes are often found near floating vegetation and feed on aquatic insects and small fish.

Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis): The Southern Lapwing is a medium-sized bird found in grasslands, savannas, and wetlands of South America. It has a distinctive call and a characteristic crest on its head. Southern Lapwings are known for their aggressive behavior during the breeding season.

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia): The Spotted Sandpiper is a small shorebird found along rivers, streams, and shorelines of the Americas. It has a distinctive spotted plumage and a habit of teetering its body while foraging. Spotted Sandpipers feed on aquatic invertebrates and small fish.

Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana): The Wattled Jacana is a unique bird with long toes and distinctive wattles on its head. It is found in freshwater habitats with floating vegetation in Central and South America. Wattled Jacanas walk on lily pads and floating vegetation while foraging for insects and small invertebrates.

Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger): The Black Skimmer is a seabird found along coastal areas of the Americas. It has black upperparts and a white underside, with a distinctive long, red bill. Black Skimmers are known for their unique feeding behavior of skimming the water’s surface with their lower bill to catch fish.

Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti): The Ruddy Ground-Dove is a small dove found in open habitats, farmland, and forest edges throughout the Americas. It has a ruddy plumage with a scaled appearance on its breast. Ruddy Ground-Doves feed on seeds and grains.

Scaled Dove (Columbina squammata): The Scaled Dove is a small dove found in arid and semi-arid habitats of South America. It has a gray-brown plumage with scaled markings on its breast. Scaled Doves feed on seeds and grains.

Picuí Ground-Dove (Columbina picui): The Picuí Ground-Dove is a small bird found in open habitats, grasslands, and agricultural areas of South America. It has a brownish-gray plumage with a scaled appearance on its breast. Picuí Ground-Doves feed on seeds and grains.

Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro): The Picazuro Pigeon is a large pigeon found in open habitats, farmland, and forest edges of South America. It has a gray plumage with a white patch on its neck and iridescent green and purple hues on its wings. Picazuro Pigeons feed on seeds and grains.

Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis): The Pale-vented Pigeon is a medium-sized pigeon found in tropical forests and woodlands of Central and South America. It has a gray plumage with a pale vent and white markings on its wings. Pale-vented Pigeons feed on seeds, fruits, and grains.

Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata): The Eared Dove is a medium-sized dove found in a variety of habitats across the Americas. It has a grayish-brown plumage with a distinctive black spot behind its eye. Eared Doves feed on seeds, grains, and fruits.

White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi): The White-tipped Dove is a medium-sized dove found in forests, woodlands, and gardens of the Americas. It has a brownish-gray plumage with a white-tipped tail. White-tipped Doves feed on seeds, fruits, and grains.

Grey-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla): The Grey-fronted Dove is a medium-sized dove found in forests and woodlands of Central and South America. It has a gray plumage with a distinctive reddish-brown patch on its forehead. Grey-fronted Doves feed on seeds, fruits, and grains.

 

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Violaceous Quail-Dove (Geotrygon violacea): The Violaceous Quail-Dove is a medium-sized bird found in forests and woodlands of Central and South America. It has a beautiful violet plumage with intricate patterns. Violaceous Quail-Doves forage on the forest floor for seeds, fruits, and insects.

Ruddy Quail-Dove (Geotrygon montana): The Ruddy Quail-Dove is a medium-sized bird found in forests and montane habitats of Central and South America. It has a ruddy-brown plumage with subtle markings. Ruddy Quail-Doves are often shy and elusive, foraging on the forest floor for seeds and fruits.

Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana): The Squirrel Cuckoo is a medium-sized cuckoo found in forests and woodlands of the Americas. It has a long, graduated tail and a distinctive striped pattern on its underparts. Squirrel Cuckoos feed on insects, fruits, and small vertebrates.

Dark-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus melacoryphus): The Dark-billed Cuckoo is a medium-sized cuckoo found in forests, woodlands, and shrublands of South America. It has a dark bill and a brownish plumage with subtle markings. Dark-billed Cuckoos feed on insects and caterpillars.

Pearly-breasted Cuckoo (Coccyzus euleri): The Pearly-breasted Cuckoo is a medium-sized cuckoo found in forests and woodlands of Central and South America. It has a pearly-white breast and a brownish plumage. Pearly-breasted Cuckoos feed on insects, caterpillars, and fruits.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus): The Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a medium-sized cuckoo found in North and South America. It has a yellow bill and a brownish plumage with white underparts. Yellow-billed Cuckoos feed on insects, especially caterpillars.

Greater Ani (Crotophaga major): The Greater Ani is a large, black bird found in open habitats and grasslands of Central and South America. It has a distinctive long tail and a prominent bill. Greater Anis are social birds that forage for insects and small vertebrates in groups.

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani): The Smooth-billed Ani is a medium-sized black bird found in open habitats, farmlands, and grasslands of the Americas. It has a smooth, curved bill and a long tail. Smooth-billed Anis are highly social birds that forage for insects and small vertebrates in groups.

Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira): The Guira Cuckoo is a medium-sized cuckoo found in open habitats, savannas, and grasslands of South America. It has a unique appearance with a curved bill and a long tail. Guira Cuckoos are often seen in groups and feed on insects and small vertebrates.

Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia): The Striped Cuckoo is a medium-sized cuckoo found in open habitats, grasslands, and agricultural areas of the Americas. It has a brownish plumage with subtle markings. Striped Cuckoos feed on insects, caterpillars, and small vertebrates.

Pavonine Cuckoo (Dromococcyx pavoninus): The Pavonine Cuckoo is a medium-sized cuckoo found in tropical forests and woodlands of South America. It has a unique appearance with iridescent green and blue plumage. Pavonine Cuckoos feed on insects and small vertebrates.

Common Barn-Owl (Tyto alba): The Common Barn-Owl is a medium-sized owl found in a variety of habitats worldwide. It has a distinctive heart-shaped facial disc and a pale, speckled plumage. Common Barn-Owls are nocturnal hunters, feeding on small mammals and rodents.

Tropical Screech-Owl (Megascops choliba): The Tropical Screech-Owl is a small owl found in forests and woodlands of Central and South America. It has a reddish-brown plumage with intricate patterns. Tropical Screech-Owls feed on insects, small mammals, and birds.

Long-tufted Screech-Owl (Megascops atricapilla): The Long-tufted Screech-Owl is a small owl found in forests and woodlands of Central and South America. It has distinctive ear tufts and a brownish plumage. Long-tufted Screech-Owls feed on insects and small vertebrates.

Rusty-Barred Owl (Strix hylophila): The Rusty-Barred Owl is a medium-sized owl found in forests and woodlands of Central and South America. It has a rusty-brown plumage with barred patterns. Rusty-Barred Owls are nocturnal hunters, feeding on small mammals and birds.

Mottled Owl (Strix virgata): The Mottled Owl is a medium-sized owl found in forests and woodlands of Central and South America. It has a mottled brown plumage with intricate patterns. Mottled Owls are nocturnal hunters, feeding on small mammals and birds.

Black-banded Owl (Ciccaba huhula): The Black-banded Owl is a medium-sized owl found in forests and woodlands of Central and South America. It has a dark plumage with distinctive black bands across its chest. Black-banded Owls are nocturnal hunters, feeding on small mammals and birds.

Buff-fronted Owl (Aegolius harrisii): The Buff-fronted Owl is a small owl found in forests and woodlands of South America. It has a buff-colored facial disc and a brownish plumage with subtle markings. Buff-fronted Owls feed on insects and small vertebrates.

Tawny-browned Owl (Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana): The Tawny-browned Owl is a medium-sized owl found in forests and woodlands of South America. It has a tawny-brown plumage with intricate patterns. Tawny-browned Owls are nocturnal hunters, feeding on small mammals and birds.

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum): The Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl is a small owl found in forests and woodlands of the Americas. It has a reddish-brown plumage with intricate patterns. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls feed on insects and small vertebrates.

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia): The Burrowing Owl is a small owl found in open habitats, grasslands, and agricultural areas of the Americas. It has a brownish plumage with long legs. Burrowing Owls nest in burrows and feed on insects

Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus): The Common Potoo is a nocturnal bird found in Central and South America. It has a cryptic plumage that blends well with tree bark, making it difficult to spot during the day. Common Potoos feed on insects attracted to lights at night, using their wide mouths to catch prey.

Rufous Nightjar (Antrostomus rufus): The Rufous Nightjar is a nocturnal bird found in South America. It has a cryptic plumage that provides camouflage against tree bark or leaf litter. Rufous Nightjars are insectivorous, capturing flying insects in mid-air using their wide mouths.

Short-tailed Nightjar (Lurocalis semitorquatus): The Short-tailed Nightjar is a nocturnal bird found in Central and South America. It has a short tail and cryptic plumage that helps it blend into its surroundings during the day. Short-tailed Nightjars hunt for insects in flight at dusk and dawn.

Parauque (Nyctidromus albicollis): The Parauque, also known as the Common Pauraque, is a nocturnal bird found in the Americas. It has cryptic plumage with intricate patterns that provide excellent camouflage. Parauques forage for insects on the ground using their long bills.

Little Nightjar (Setopagis parvula): The Little Nightjar is a small nocturnal bird found in Central and South America. It has a cryptic plumage that helps it blend into its surroundings. Little Nightjars feed on flying insects captured in mid-air using their wide mouths.

Scissor-tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis torquata): The Scissor-tailed Nightjar is a nocturnal bird found in South America. It has long wings and a distinctive tail with elongated outer feathers. Scissor-tailed Nightjars hunt for insects in flight, using their agile flight skills to maneuver through the night sky.

Great Dusky Swift (Cypseloides senex): The Great Dusky Swift is a large swift found in Central and South America. It has long, slender wings and a dark plumage. Great Dusky Swifts feed on flying insects captured in flight using their wide mouths.

Ashy-tailed Swift (Chaetura meridionalis): The Ashy-tailed Swift is a swift species found in South America. It has a dark plumage with ashy-gray undertail coverts. Ashy-tailed Swifts are agile flyers, feeding on insects captured in flight.

Grey-rumped Swift (Chaetura cinereiventris): The Grey-rumped Swift is a small swift found in South America. It has a dark plumage with a grayish rump. Grey-rumped Swifts feed on flying insects captured in flight using their wide mouths.

Surucuá Común / Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus): The Black-throated Trogon is a species of trogon found in South America. It has a distinctive black throat, red belly, and green upperparts. Black-throated Trogons inhabit forested areas and feed primarily on insects.

Martín Pescador Grande / Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata): The Ringed Kingfisher is a large kingfisher species found in the Americas. It has a distinctive blue and white plumage with a shaggy crest. Ringed Kingfishers are commonly found near bodies of water, where they hunt for fish by diving from perches.

Martín Pescador Mediano / Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona): The Amazon Kingfisher is a medium-sized kingfisher found in Central and South America. It has a striking blue and rufous plumage with a large bill. Amazon Kingfishers primarily feed on fish and other aquatic prey.

Martín Pescador Chico / Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana): The Green Kingfisher is a small kingfisher species found in the Americas. It has a green and white plumage with a distinctive white collar. Green Kingfishers inhabit streams and rivers, where they hunt for small fish and aquatic invertebrates.

Martín Pescador Enano / American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea): The American Pygmy Kingfisher is the smallest kingfisher species in the Americas. It has a vibrant green and rufous plumage with a tiny size. American Pygmy Kingfishers are often found perched near water bodies, where they hunt for small fish and insects.

Yeruvá / Rufous-capped Motmot (Baryphthengus ruficapillus): The Rufous-capped Motmot is a species of motmot found in Central and South America. It has a distinctive racket-shaped tail and a rufous-colored cap. Rufous-capped Motmots inhabit forested areas and feed on insects and small vertebrates.

Chacurú Grande / White-necked Puffbird (Notharchus swainsoni): The White-necked Puffbird is a large puffbird species found in South America. It has a distinctive white throat and breast with brown upperparts. White-necked Puffbirds feed primarily on large insects and occasionally small vertebrates.

Chacurú Cara Negra / White-eared Puffbird (Nystalus chacuru): The White-eared Puffbird is a puffbird species found in South America. It has a black mask around the eyes and a white ear patch. White-eared Puffbirds feed on insects and other small prey items.

Chacurú Chico / Rusty-breasted Nunlet (Nonnula rubecula): The Rusty-breasted Nunlet is a small puffbird species found in South America. It has a rust-colored breast and a black-and-white head pattern. Rusty-breasted Nunlets feed on insects and small arthropods.

 

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Ramiro Rodriguez

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