Sandoval Lake - Tour Operator

Sandoval Lake - Tour Operator
Sandoval lake reserve, tambopata tours, manu national park

viernes, 7 de agosto de 2015

Birds at Sandoval Lake

  1. Agamia agami- Agami Heron. Size: 63 to 71 cm, Long and pointed bill, black head and bill, yellowish bill at the base, crown and back of the neck with long silvery gray feathers, long neck.. Dark glazed green upper part and deep chestnut color lower part. Eats aquatic animals and walk alone or in colonies. Build habitats hidden high in the bushes.
  2. Anhinga anhinga- Aninga, Size: 84 to 86 cm. Long, pointed, yellow bill, Male, blue black with white spots on the back, grayish feathers on wings feathers and long tail with ochre ends, Female, Gray head and back of the neck, dark crown, coppery throat, whitish ochre front part of the neck and breast, reddish spots that separates the breast and belly. Yellow legs Eat by diving for fish. Nests in small groups or high habitats mixed with herons and cormorants,
  3. Berlepschiarikeri- Point-tailed Palmcreeper. Size: 21.5 - 22 cm. Long and straight bill, black head, neck, breast and belly prominently striped with white. Rufous chestnut back, wings and tail. Feeds on insects usually found in barks of the marsh palm. Nests in closed structures built of sticks and mud.
  4. Busarellus nigricollis - Black-collared Hawk. Size: 45 to 50 cm, White head and neck, nape and back slightly striped in black, bright rufous upper part and chestnut rufous lower part, short tail with narrow rufous bands, wide black collar on the breast. Eats fish from lakes or marshes. Nests in tall tree habitats on the edge of lakes and swamps.
  5. Megaceryle torquata - Ringed Kingfisher, Size: 38 to 40 cm. Dark greenish black long bill, grayish blue head and back, head with a thick crest. White collar around its neck, rufous chestnut belly, grayish blue tail with black tail end feathers. Eat fish and nest in burrows located in areas around bodies of water.
  6. Chloroceryte amazona - Amazon Kingfisher. Size: 28 to 30 cm. Male, with sharp black beak, glossy dark green back with a narrow white collar around its neck and white lower part with a wide rufous bib on the chest. Green stripes on the sides of the body, green tail with white bands, wings dotted in white. Female is similar but with green bib. Eat fish and nest in burrows near bodies of water.
  7. Eurypygahelias - Sunbittern, Size: 43 to 48 cm. Black, small head, neck, long straight bill with yellow maxilla. White throat, black barred rufous neck and breast. Dark brown upper part with cinnamon and cream on lower part. Gray and white bars, two wide black bands and two red bands on the tail. Eats by capture animals on water and in land. Ballon shaped nests high in vegetation near the water, constructed with leaves, moss and mud,
  8. Heliornis fúlica - Sungrebe. Size: 28 to 30 cm. Black crown and dorsal part of the neck. Black throat, ventral part of the neck and sides of the head, olive-brown back and ventrally white with cinnamon-color on sides of the body. Yellow legs yellow with black stripes. Eats small aquatic animals and seeds. Nests in low habitats made of leaves built around water and within river shore vegetation.
  9. Jocanajacana- Wattled Jacana. Size: 23 to 24cm. Long legs,yellow bill,small reddish bulge. Blackhead, neck, back and breast, chestnut belly dorsa I ly, rufous wings with black spots on the shoulder, yellow tipped. Omnivorous, nests in dense grasses slightly above bodies of water.
  10. Ophistocomus hoazin - Hoatzin. Tamaño: 61 - 68 cm. Size: 61 to 68 cm. Dark bill, rufous head with crest, bare skinned sky blue face. Olivaceous brown dorsally, with white stripes on the neck and back. Dark brown tail with light ochre tips, chestnut-colored neck and breast, rufous outer edged wings with white tipped feathers. Eat shoots and leaves of plants, Nests in family groups where polygamy prevails and the whole group helps care for their chicks.
  11. Phalacrocorax brasiiianus - Neotropic Cormorant. Size: 63 to 68 cm. Shiny black plumage, dark brown bill and bare skin around the eye. Feeds on fish caught while diving, nests in high habitats near bodies of water.
  12. Pitangus lictor- Lesser Kiskadee. Size: 17.5 to 18 cm. Faint Rufous spots on the wings edges and tail, long and narrow bill. Perches low on the shores of lakes and rivers, Strongly associated with water. Their food is very similar to that of Great Kiskadee.
  13. Pitangus sulphuratus - Great Kiskadee. Size: 22 to 23 cm. Dark head with crown and hidden yellow stain. A white spot around the forehead above the eyes up to the nape, black band covers the eyes towards the side of the head. White throat, yellow breast and belly yellow, olive brown dorsally. It is opportunistic in its feeding, eats small vertebrates, fish, insects and fruit, dome shaped nests on exposed structures located in loa lato (ver: anida en una estructura expuesta y situada en loa lato con forma de domo)
  14. Porphyrio flavirostris - Azure Gallinule. Size: 25 to 33 cm. Yellow bill and legs, brown olivaceous head, face, neck, shoulders, bluish sides of the body. Olive brown back and wings black spots. White throat and ventral part. Omnivorous, nest in dense grasses slightly above bodies of water.
  15. Trigrísoma lineatum - Rufescent Tiger-Heron. Size: 71 to 76 cm, Auburn head and neck, back part of the neck with black and white lines that extend into the breast, dark brown back and wings, cream-colored belly cream, Eats aquatic animals that live in shallow waters on the shores of rivers and lakes. Nests in solitary habitats high in trees.

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