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August 30, 2018

Andes to Amazonas

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Moyobamba Birding

After a noisy night in Pedro Ruiz Gallo, it was a relief to find a nice quiet hostel in Moyobamba. This morning I got a tuktuk to the river-side and walked along the river for a while until I came to the end of the track where a punt crossed the river.

Rufous-fronted Thornbird
Rufous-fronted Thornbird (Phacellodomus rufifrons)

A couple of Rufous-fronted Thornbirds were rustling around in the bushes and would not come out into the open. I managed to get a couple of clear shots. Lucky.

Red-capped Cardinal
Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis)

This Red-capped Cardinal was in the middle of a rice field with a couple of doves.

Smooth-billed Ani
Smooth-billed Ani

There was quite a tribe of Smooth-billed Ani hanging around the road making a ruckus.

Gilded Barbet
Gilded Barbet (Capito auratus)

Not sure of the sub-species this one is but I am pretty sure it is not the nominate.

Black-billed cuckoo
Black-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)

The spanish name is El cuclillo piquinegro.

Yellow-rumped Cacique
Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela) cacique lomiamarillo

Really bad shot of this Yellow-rumped Cacique. It is only a #recordshot.

Black-fronted nunbird
Black-fronted nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)

What a beautiful bird. At first I thought it was a malkoha but wrong continent. The black-fronted nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons) is a species of bird in the family Bucconidae, the puffbirds. The spanish name is La monja unicolor.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Another crap photo. Just a #recordshot.

Black-billed Thrush
Black-billed Thrush (Turdus ignobilis)

Conocido en Moyobamba como “Ucuato”. The local name is Ucuato.

Limpkin
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

Just managed to snap this Limpkin as it was flying into a tree in the middle of the same rice paddy. The limpkin (Aramus guarauna) is also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird. It belongs to Gruiformes – Aramidae.

Moyobamba birds list

Rufous-fronted Thornbird (Phacellodomus rufifrons)
Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
Gilded Barbet (Capito auratus)
Black-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) El cuclillo piquinegro
Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela) cacique lomiamarillo
Black-fronted nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
Black-billed Thrush (Turdus ignobilis) conocido en Moyobamba como “Ucuato”.
Smooth-billed Ani
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Snowy Egret
Great Kiskadee
Rufous-collared sparrow

Information on the Gilded Barbet sub-species. http://www.taenos.com/en/itis/gilded-barbet/Capito%20auratus/

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