Thursday, January 27, 2011

Abary River, Guyana

More photos from the early morning at Abary River (pronounced  ah-BAR-ee).

Crimson-crested Woodpecker    Campephilus melanoleucos    This is another of my much-wanted birds.  I love woodpeckers, especially these big fellas. 

Roadside Hawk  Buteo magnirostris 

Pied Water-Tyrant  Fluvicola pica   Another new bird for me.    

Orange-winged Amazons   Amazona amazonica   My first look at them.  These birds were everywhere we travelled, in large groups.  I never tire of parrots, no matter how common they are.

A swampy area where several species of herons and other waders were hanging out, including Lesser Yellowlegs (see you Up North in a few months).

Not surprisingly, I got several Lifers this morning (my first trip to the Atlantic Coast of South America).  Many of these would become common sightings during the trip.  A few (*) were my only sightings.

*Rufous Crab Hawk  Buteogallus aequinoctialis
Brown-throated Parakeet  Aratinga pertinax
Orange-winged Parrot  Amazona amazonica
Black-throated Mango  Anthracothorax nigricollis
White-chested Emerald  Amazilia chionopectus
*White-bellied Piculet  Picumnus spilogaster
*Blood-coloured Woodpecker  Veniliornis sanguineus
Crimson-crested Woodpecker  Campephilus melanoleucos
Black-crested Antshrike  Sakesphorus canadensis
Pied Water-Tyrant  Fluvicola pica
Brown-crested Flycatcher  Myiarchus tyrannulus
Yellow Oriole  Icterus nigrogularis

Other Birds
Cocoi Heron, Cattle Egret, Striated Heron
Black & Turkey Vultures, Osprey
Great Black, Black-collared, Gray & Roadside Hawks 
Snail Kites, Yellow-headed Caracara, Peregrin Falcon
Wattled Jacana, Lesser Yellowlegs
Rock Pigeons, Ruddy Ground-Dove
Greater Ani
Glittering-throated Emerald
Ringed Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Common Tody-,  Dusky-capped & Fork-tailed Flycatchers
Lesser & Great Kiskadees, Tropical & Grey Kingbirds
Grey-breasted Martins
Yellow Warbler
Blue-Gray Tanager
Blue-black Grassquit
Carib Grackle, Shiny Cowbird

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