This Red-and-Green Macaw couple have been together since 2017. I have seen them several times near the River Cabins. Since they are free to go whenever they please, they can be gone for weeks or even months before I see them again. Macaws are very social animals, they cuddle a lot and from time to time they also share their food with each other. When I took this photo, it was inside the rainforest and it was late in the afternoon. This gave both Macaws a nice warm color.
A small active bird of merely 12 cm long; the Guianan Warbling-Antbird (Hypocnemis cantator). Frequently heard in the morning near dense bushes and logs. It seems like they want to play hide-and-seek since they only sit still for a split of a second and barely gives you the chance to photograph them. To make it even more challenging for you, they like to appear where the sun isn't really shining through and where you can also find a lot of mosquitoes. So it is safe to say that the Guianan Warbling-Antbird is one that likes to challenge you.
This was taken several years ago, but the Corallus Caninus aka Emerald Tree Boa is still a common snake in Kabalebo. Usually they are resting close to the river but it is also easily missed because of their nice camouflage. This was, for now, the only time that the Emerald Tree Boa was posing nicely for me.
It wasn't easy to photograph this Tropical Gnatcatcher (Polioptila plumbea) as I was trying for years to capture at least one of them. But since they are small active birds during the day and seldom sit still at one place I failed over and over again. Especially since they also like the top of high trees as well. Luckily for me this one was sitting a bit lower and after several missed attempts I finally got my first photo of a Tropical Gnatcatcher. In the end well worth the long wait.
Black Curassows are common birds in Kabalebo, Suriname. You can either spot them near the river, inside the forest or next to the lodge. Since a couple of years we have 4 Black Curassows as our neighbors. When they are living in harmony you can see all four of them passing by as a group. When they are in the middle of an argument and they didn't reach an agreement yet, you can see them passing by separately. I think that happened right before I decided to take pictures of them. It was a nice sunny day and only one Black Curassow decided to show up. Still looking elegant.