Little Chachalaca's (Ortalis motmot) are shy active birds, but whenever you try to approach them, they immediately run/jump into the dense vegetation. This gives us barely the chance to enjoy of their presence. Luckily the third eye, trophy cams, gives us the opportunity to see them act naturally without feeling threatened.
This is a nest of the Guianan-streaked Antwren (Myrmotherula surinamensis), a small restless bird, one that you can find on a daily basis near the lodges of Kabalebo. This is my second observation of their nesting!
Red-rumped Agouti's are usually seen eating or just seen walking near the lodges of Kabalebo. But have you ever seen them marking their territory?
They say that friendship goes through thick and thin. That it doesn't judge one another by its appearance. Well said! This Lowland tapir and his little friend, the Black Caracara proved it right.
Snakes …. you either like them or you don't. But meeting them in person surely ask for caution and being careful. Even if they are not venomous as some snakes do look similar to each other. We'll take a closer look at the Slender tree boa and the Fer-de-Lance; for some they look like each other but in reality they differ a lot….
Trophy cams are a great help in observing the fauna world in Kabalebo. As it is impossible to be at all places at all times, we use them whenever possible.
In the month May, 2015, I volunteered for nearly 3 weeks for the Tambopata Macaw project at the Tambopata Research Centre, Peru. The main reason was/is understanding the macaws and parrots of the Amazon. It was a remarkable journey!
The Red-capped Cardinal is a common bird found near the Kabalebo river.
I am pretty sure that when looking at this picture you would likely think this snake will attack you. But this Red-tailed Boa is one of the friendliest snake I have met in Kabalebo. Looks can be deceiving!!
Over the past years I have observed and photographed a lot of nestings. Here is a small 'collection' of eggs I've seen so far. Can you guess which eggs belongs to which bird?
Butterflies and moths are always present but at the same time difficult to photograph and (for amateurs like me) difficult to identify. Slowly but surely I am able to recognize and identify these beauties. Picture above shows us the Anartia amathea resting on the lodge's wall.
When you take a quick look at these pictures, you will think that they are related to each other…. pointy long beaks, shimmering colors and also small birds. But they are not related to each other; one is a hummingbird (Crimson Topaz) and the other is a Jacamar (Green-tailed Jacamar)