Quite common among the cabanas. I also saw this species sitting on the head of the turtles, possibly harvesting salts – to the frustration of the turtles. Sometimes a particular turtle seemed like a beacon of temptation as it had 3-4 butterflies fighting for space on its head. The turtle would try to avoid them [...]
Archive for December 7th, 2011
On the way to the Napo Wildlife center – right before the Anangucocha lake, the Aanangu creek opens up wide. It’s like a small lake that seems to be the end of the journey – a cul-de-sac of sorts. It was here the oldest and largest Black Caiman in the area was watching us – [...]
This is one peculiar bird! One or two birds will vocalise in a chit-chat manner but when they are several more, the synchronized sound created is otherwordly! First I thought I heard some distant machinery – perhaps from a plane, but around the bend of the creek a flock of perhaps 20 Anis were chanting [...]
This was one of the very first birds I saw on the way up the creek to Napo Wildlife Center. I saw it several more times the following days, always very close to the water and very low in the trees.
It looks very similar to the Great Kiskadee, but on location their different sizes is the easiest way to identify. If you are off-site, the size of the bill is probably the best way, and the bill of the Great Kiskadee is larger, wider. and simply looks more powerful. Best is to have the photo [...]
Many species of monkeys roam the land of Napo Wildlife Center. Best time to see them is when they are foraging for food like here, before 07:00 in the morning! Getting a clear view of them is a totally different matter. This time I was lucky as the clutch of fruit was in the open [...]