Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

September 5, 2018

Rio Shilcayo Walk Peru

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Tarapoto Birding

I got up at 7am this morning and jumped on a tuktuk to the Area de Proteccion Ambiente Microcuenca Shilcayo. There is a road along the Rio Shilcayo. Lots of jungle and stuff like that.
I went up the road about a kilometer and came back down again. Then I met a nice lady from the Centro Hampichicuy Ecolodge and she invited me to come in and walk around to photograph some of the birds on her property.

Silver-beaked tanager
Silver-beaked tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)

I thought this might be a Black-bellied Tanager (Ramphocelus melanogaster) or Huallaga Tanager.

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

I had seen the Yellow-rumped Tanager at Moyobamba but this is a much better photo. Finally.

Canary-winged Parakeet
Canary-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus)

Worst photo ever but it is a record shot. #recordshot.

Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

I have not had a good look at the Turkey Vulture’s head before but they are pretty complicated and very ugly.

pale-legged hornero
pale-legged hornero (Furnarius leucopus)

Very cute bird. Kawaiii , desu ney?

black-billed thrush
black-billed thrush (Turdus ignobilis)

unknown
Yellow bird unknown

At first glance it looks like a Saffron Finch but the bill looks something like a tanager but it cannot be a Summer Tanager so what is it?

saddle-backed tamarin
saddle-backed tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis)

I am not sure if this is a monkey or a squirrel. I think primate but I have no idea. Pichico is the spanish name. And it is a monkey.

Tarapoto Bird List

Canary-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus)
Silver-beaked tanager (Ramphocelus carbo)
yellow
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Yellow-rumped Cacique (Cacicus cela) cacique lomiamarillo
pale-legged hornero (Furnarius leucopus)
black-billed thrush (Turdus ignobilis)
Palm Tanager
Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata)
Ruddy Ground-dove
Saffron Finch
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
eared dove (Zenaida auriculata)
Blue-gray Tanager
Great Kiskadee
Tropical Kingbird

saddle-backed tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis)

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