Wildlife photo of the moment: Red-brocket Deer.
About 9 years ago I have never known that Deers do live in Suriname. Let alone see one in real life. When I first spotted a Red-brocket Deer crossing over the airstrip of Kabalebo, my first thought was that it was a stray dog. But there are no stray dogs in the forest far away from civilization.
Quite often seen at the edge while eating some fresh leaves or grass. And most of the time with their back turned. They usually give you this silly look when approached but seconds later they jump into the dense bushes.
Wildlife Photo of the moment: a Common Pauraque.
I took this picture of the Common Pauraque during the night. Right before I went out, there was a little rain too. This explains why it looks so puffy and different. It had a little shower.
Common Pauraques are also known as nightjars. During the night you will hear them whistling and see them taking short flights. While they make these short flights they are actually catching insects in midair. Daytime they are resting inside the bushes away from direct sunlight.
Common Pauraques are experts in being invisible, their camouflage outfit plays a mayor role in this part.
Common Pauraques are easily spotted at night near the airstrip and on the edge of any hiking trails.
A young Great Black Hawk getting ready for the big world.