Large Macaws are the pride of the Amazon. They are best described as delightful, social and colorful birds. In Kabalebo we have 3 different Large Macaws: Blue-and-Yellow, Scarlet and Red-and-Green Macaws. Since the last 2 mentioned almost look similar to each other, we'll have a closer look at the both of them.
Animals of the week! - # 2
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!!
Flora: Bixa Orellana!
The Bixa Orellana also known as 'Kusuwe' in Suriname, is a widespread small tree in the America's and the Caribbean. One with many benefits.
My favorite: Slender Tree boa!
The Slender Tree Boa is considered as one of my favorites snake. The reason why: it helped me overcome my fear for snakes.
A couple of hummingbirds!
The male hummingbirds are known as the jewels of the Amazon. They mesmerize you with their delightful color display, while the females usually have a more humble appearance. I managed to take a close up picture of 3 pairs of hummers.
The Green Anaconda (Eunectes Murinus Murinus) is actually the largest snake in the world, but since I work in the interior of Kabalebo I know him also as the largest of this area. The most fascinating reptile I have ever met and one that I also respect the most.
Animals of the Week!
It happens very often that the animals come by to pay us a visit instead the other way. We take a look back, the past week, at the ones that actually 'popped out' from the rest.
A couple of months ago we met this very shy and modest fellow: the Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus)
Monkey Brush Vine!
The interior of the Amazon is often associated with the exotic flora and fauna world. We can consider the Monkey brush vine as one of them.
Planthopper: Peanut-headed bug!
The Peanut-headed bug (Fulgora laternaria) is one of the weirdest looking bug I have seen in my life. It is also one of the most fascinating creatures of the insect world.
A closer look: Agouti vs. Capybara!
When seeing an Agouti for the first time in your life I can imagine that they are sometimes seen for Capybara's. Today we'll take a closer look at the both of them:
Beauty and a Beast: Giant Otters!
When meeting a group of Giant otters, you will always feel like you are in a privileged position. They are seen as social and peaceful animals, but that was before I saw their ' dark side'.
I can imagine that when you see a bird of prey with a crest on top of its head, you would immediately think of a Harpy Eagle. But there is another fellow in the neighborhood 'walking' around with a crest: Ornate Hawk Eagle.
Let's have a closer look at both the Ornate Hawk Eagle and the Harpy Eagle.
Toucans are one of the recognizable birds in the Amazon. In Kabalebo the Red-billed Toucan is seen on a daily basis. Whether you are in a boat or on a hiking trail, even when you are close to the lodge, they are always present. For me they are also beautiful colorful and fascinating birds, but even beautiful birds have a 'dark side'.
Happy April Fools' Day!
April 1, 2015: Happy April Fools' day everybody!
Even the animal kingdom can either pull a prank on me or let me laugh.