Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

September 5, 2018

Rio Shilcayo Walk Peru

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 8:54 pm

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
Thick-billed Euphonia (Euphonia laniirostris)

(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?) Edit: 18/8/2021 – “”This bird appears to be missing the whitish belly, which should lead you away from Purple-throated Euphonia, The relatively thick beak and grayish lores would suggest Thick-billed Euphonia to me.” thank you mark clegg.

“Small finchlike bird, compact and short-tailed. Generally yellow below and dark blue-black above with stout bill. To identify male euphonias, focus on crown and throat: on Thick-billed, crown is entirely yellow and throat is yellow. Females are extremely difficult to separate from other euphonias, especially Yellow-crowned, but often seen in pairs or small groups with more distinctive males. Frequents open forested habitats, edges, and gardens. Can form mixed feeding flocks with other species such as warblers and tanagers.” (ebird)”

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
Thick-billed Euphonia (Euphonia laniirostris)
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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