A young Red-brocket Deer looking straight at you? Anything is possible. Here is a selection of interesting animals that I met the past few days!! The last one stole my heart!!
April 15 - April 25, 2015:
It happens very often that the Fauna world decides when and where to appear. Here is a fraction of what appeared in front of my lens.
The Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans) appeared once again near the lodge. Its calling is its trademark: like if somebody is laughing hysterically.
Here I got two interesting birds in one picture: the Chestnut-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila castaneiventris) and the Yellow-bellied Seedeater (Sporophila nigricollis). None of them are residents of Kabalebo.
A close up picture of the White-chinned Sapphire (Hylocharis cyanus).
The Little Chachalaca's (Ortalis Motmot) were in abundance the past few days. In Suriname they are known as 'Wakago's'.
Interesting bird: the Slender-billed Xenops (Xenops tenuirostris). An ovenbird of merely 11 cm long.
Another resident of Kabalebo: the Red-billed Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus) in search of food.
I don't see this bird as often as I like too: Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis)
Red-fan Parrots (Deroptyus accipitrinus) also paid us a visit.
A close up picture of the Golden Tegu (Tupinambis teguixin)
A Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) seen resting on the beach of the River Cabin.
Believe it or not, but I spotted the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) twice in April. This one was seen near the pier.
And ….. a Red-and-Green Macaw (Ara Chloropterus). We found this one in the Kabalebo river on April 18, 2015. It almost drowned but luckily one of the boatsmen saved the bird. It was screaming, crying and biting the first 2 days. A young bird born with a handicap and balance problem. Somehow with a lot of patience and food it recovered slowly but surely. It listens to the name Kodjak. A very clever and social bird who stole our hearts.