Here are the top 10 unrelated similarities.
There were times that I needed some training and time to identify some of the fauna members in the Amazon of Kabalebo. With some it even took some weeks or months to be certain. But at the other hand it also made sure that I won't make the same mistake again.
Here you find my top - 10 animals that almost look like each other (but aren't):
10. Red-and-Green and Scarlet Macaws: these 2 macaws were giving me in the beginning some extra homework. Especially from a distance (without a binocular) these 2 looked almost the same.
9. White-chinned and Rufous-throated Sapphire: the only small difference between these 2 are the color in their throat. For the rest they share the same uniform.
8. Dusky-capped Flycatcher and Tropical Kingbird: The Dusky-capped is slightly smaller in comparison with the Tropical Kingbird.
7. Red-rumped Agouti and Capybara: quite often are Agouti's seen as Capybara's by first time visitors of the jungle. The biggest difference is that Capybara's are also excellent swimmers.
6. Channel-billed and Red-billed Toucan: a first time meeting can for sure confuse you. A toucan is a toucan right?
5. Cinereous Becard (female) and Cinnamon Attila: for months I thought that the Cinnamon Attila was the Cinereous Becard, until I put these two pictures together (oops!)
4. Rusty-margined Flycatcher and Lesser Kiskadee: I always have to check the size of their beak just to be certain. Still do.
3. Sloth and White-faced Saki (male): both have a thick fur, only the monkey is quite fast on his feet too.
2. Black headed Calico Snake and Hemprich's Coral Snake: I almost thought that they were both venemous coral snakes, but the snake on the left has incomplete rings on its body, compared with the real coral snake on the right.
1. Slender Tree Boa and Fer-de-Lance (Lancehead): for sure was this one a scary one. I am always cautious when it comes to snakes. Just want to be 100% certain with what kind of species I am dealing with. At first I was told that all venomous snakes have this triangular/diamond shape patron on their entire body and a small head. So when I first met this Slender Tree Boa, I was of course quite cautious. But since I knew who it was, this Slender Tree boa became one of my favorite snakes too.
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