Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

October 9, 2010

Lima Birds

Filed under: South America — Tags: , , — steve_happ @ 2:20 am

Birds of Lima, Peru

Ater Paracas, I caught the bus to Lima and got a bed in a hostel in Barranco, Lima, which is on the beach. These photos were taken from the roof of the hostel over the two days that I was staying there. I was quite surprised by the number of birds that were around the city.

Black Vulture
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

There were lots of Black Vultures flying about overhead in Lima. It is quite a daunting experience, especially if you are not used to having vultures wheeling over you.

Black Vulture
Black Vulture

I really like the flaming red background on this photo. There was a plot of land below that was covered in red flowers.

Croaking Ground-Dove
Croaking Ground-Dove (Columbina cruziana)

The Croaking Ground-doves were coming onto the roof of the hostel where I was taking the photos. They were really close and allowed me to get this great shot.
Croaking Ground-Dove
Croaking Ground-dove

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) has a range from Arizona to central Argentina. They are widespread, common and adaptable.

Tropical Kingbird
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)

The Bananaquit (Coereba flaveloa pacifica) is a small nectar-eating bird that is found in the warmer parts of the Americas and is fairly common.

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveloa pacifica)

The other birds that I saw were the Rufous-collared Sparrow, House Sparrow and Pacific Dove. After Lima, I caught the all-day bus to Trujillo and arrived in Huanchaco about 11 in the night. Today I went for my first surf in Peru, but my surfboard is too small for me. doh! Tomorrow I am going to try and swap it or rent a bigger board and then head for Chicama.


  1. Beautiful Steve!

    Comment by Kerri — October 9, 2010 @ 2:25 am

  2. thanks kerri.


    Comment by admin — October 9, 2010 @ 4:08 am

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