Birding Abroad: Crimson-rumped Toucanet.
The Amazon is full of surprises. Not only in Suriname, but also in other countries in South-America. When I was birding in Ecuador I saw this Crimson-rumped Toucanet. It lives in the cloud rainforest of Mindo, Ecuador.
I had to leave the lodge quite early as we had a long drive ahead. The piece of forest was on a private farm. The farm was near a hill and we had to climb a little before arriving at the feeding spot.
All sorts of fruits were set out to feed the birds and this was one of them; the Crimson-rumped Toucanet.
It is known that the Crimson-rumped Toucanet lives in the rainforest of Ecuador, Columbia and Venezuela. Even though its plumage is overall green, you can still recognize this toucanet by its maroon black bill with a white line at the base.
You may also like this other bird from South-America:
A nightvisitor in Suriname: the Atractus torquatus or the Neckband Ground Snake.
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.
Getting close with nature; meeting Brown Capuchin Monkeys.
When two Macaws decide to expand their family; nesting season.
Trap cam observation: a mixed couple (Tayra's) spotted.
I did not expect to see this magnificent bird: the Harpy Eagle.
This mainland Tortoise has no problem if it enters either water or land.
Trying something new in order to get closer without disturbing: digiscoping.
Sometimes the trophy cam can surprise you too: Jaguar encounter in Kabalebo, Suriname.
Time to move on; Sasha becoming a stranger for Lotje.
Still visiting Kabalebo: the Green-bellied Hummingbird.
This is Lilith, Lotje's 5th child. Next ocelot's generation in plain view.