This rare bird has been seen so often, it is considered a common bird in Kabalebo.
This lurking predator is on the look out for something tasty.
Raptors, like this Great-black Hawk, have excellent eyes and here is why.
Recently I met this fierce fellow at Kabalebo: the Ornate Hawk-Eagle.
Here is another caracara you can spot in Kabalebo: The Red-throated Caracara.
A couple of months ago I met this young fellow: the Hook-billed Kite.
There are a couple of 'bad boys' seen near the lodge, ones that are actually not really welcome by the majority of the little birds' population.
The Black Caracara is a champion when it comes for finding an easy meal.
This is how life goes around in the fauna world. Harsh but necessary.
Sometimes being at the wrong place at the wrong time happens from time to time.
On April 20, 2016, the Bicoloured Hawk had an early breakfast in Kabalebo.
This is the Black Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus) an impressive predator in the sky. It is only the second time that I have seen him in my life.
Over the past years I have seen over 300 bird species in Kabalebo. The first ones were of course the larger birds (birds of prey most of the time), so I thought that only smaller birds would be added as new members on my bird list. How I proved myself wrong. Here is another new member on my bird list: the Bicoloured Hawk (Accipiter bicolor), a bird of prey.
The Swallow-tailed Kite is an elegant looking bird of prey seen quite often soaring above the Kabalebo river.
The first time that I 'met' this fellow was during a hike on the river cabin trail. While minding my own business, I suddenly saw something white passing by, high up in the trees. As it didn't made any sound I had to carefully check and find out for myself what it was.
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.
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'.