Birds of
South America

I have been able to visit South America on several occasions. My first visit in December, 1987, was to the llanos of Venezuela and I returned to this rich area in April, 1992. More recently, I have visited parts of Chile and Argentina on several occasions between 1996 and 2005, and made a brief trip to Peru in 2006.

Species Count: 43      Image Count: 158
* Indicates new image(s) added in the last 90 days

Juan Fernandez Petrel (Pterodroma externa)
Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis)
Pinnated Bittern (Botaurus pinnatus)
Assorted wading birds (Eudocimus ruber) on the llanos of Venezuela
Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
Andean Gull (Larus serranus)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
Imperial Shag (Phalacrocorax atriceps)
Double-striped Thick-Knee (Burhinus bistriatus)
Diademed Sandpiper-Plover (Phegornis mitchellii)
Dolphin Gull (Larus scoresbii)
Black-collared Hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)
Cinereous Harrier (Circus cinereus)
Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis)
Gray-breasted Seedsnipe (Thinocorus orbignyianus)
Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus)
Green-backed Firecrown (Sephanoides sephaniodes)
Juan Fernandez Firecrown (Sephanoides fernandensis)
Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens)
Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata)
Long-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingi)
Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini)
Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys)
Sparkling Violet-ear (Colibri coruscans)
Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus)
Gould's Inca (Coeligena inca)
Green-and-white Hummingbird (Leucippus viridicauda)
Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii)
White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant)
Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)
Purple Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes caeruleus)
Greater Ani (Crotophaga major)
Gilded Barbet (Capito auratus)
Grayish Mourner (Rhytipterna simplex)
Pied Water-Tyrant (Fluvicola pica)
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
White-headed Marsh-Tyrant (Arundinicola leucocephala)
Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)
Austral Thrush (Turdus falcklandii)
Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
Stout-billed Cinclodes (Cinclodes excelsior)