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pictures: wildlife in Peru

Below you will find a collection of photos from Peru. Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler in 1995, 2005, and 2011. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.


Environmental news for Peru | SLIDESHOWS: Peru 2011 Peru 2005









Manu Cloud Forest Lodge
Manu Cloud Forest Lodge


Turquoise and orange leafhopper
Turquoise and orange leafhopper


Leaf katydid
Leaf katydid


Blue-and-yellow macaws inflight
Blue-and-yellow macaws inflight
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Leucippus chionogaster hummingbird
Leucippus chionogaster hummingbird
Common name: White-bellied Hummingbird. Local name: Amazilia ventriblanca
Location: Pueblo at Machu Picchu

(Peru)

Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Macaws; parrots; and other birds feed on clay for mineral and salt supplementation and to counter dietary toxins they ingest from seeds. The clay lick also serves as a social setting for the birds
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Parrot
Parrot


Spider
Spider


Bluish beetle
Bluish beetle


Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)

(Peru)

Golden-collared tanager
Golden-collared tanager


Male rhinoceros beetle
Male rhinoceros beetle


Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus igniventris)
Scarlet-bellied Mountain-tanager (Anisognathus igniventris)


Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) with wings spread and standing on one leg
Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) with wings spread and standing on one leg
Location: oxbow lake. Local name: Cormoran
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Scarlet macaw in the Amazon
Scarlet macaw in the Amazon


Monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor) being handled by researcher
Monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor) being handled by researcher
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Red-and-green macaw (Ara chloroptera) on clay lick
Red-and-green macaw (Ara chloroptera) on clay lick
Macaws; parrots; and other birds feed on clay for mineral and salt supplementation and to counter dietary toxins they ingest from seeds. The clay lick also serves as a social setting for the birds
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Furry red caterpillar
Furry red caterpillar


Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Blue butterfly (Satyr species)
Blue butterfly (Satyr species)


Brazilian Lady (Vanessa braziliensis)
Brazilian Lady (Vanessa braziliensis)


Blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) in flight
Blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) in flight
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Orange-pink and yellow leafhopper
Orange-pink and yellow leafhopper


Reeds along oxbow lake in the Amazon
Reeds along oxbow lake in the Amazon
Location: Tambopata rainforestV

(Peru)

Boissonneaua matthewsii hummingbird feeding
Boissonneaua matthewsii hummingbird feeding
Common name: Chestnut-breasted Coronet. Local name: Colibri pechicastrano
Location: Pueblo at Machu Picchu

(Peru)

Camouflaged insect
Camouflaged insect


Wild Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)
Wild Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera) in flight
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera) in flight
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Brazilian Lady (Vanessa braziliensis)
Brazilian Lady (Vanessa braziliensis)


Meneria Metalmark (Amarynthis meneria)
Meneria Metalmark (Amarynthis meneria)


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Macaws; parrots; and other birds feed on clay for mineral and salt supplementation and to counter dietary toxins they ingest from seeds. The clay lick also serves as a social setting for the birds
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Mealy parrot
Mealy parrot


Pair of scarlet macaws playing
Pair of scarlet macaws playing


Orange, white, and black clear-winged butterfly in the Amazon
Orange, white, and black clear-winged butterfly in the Amazon


Macaws in flight
Macaws in flight


Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Male cock-of-the rock
Male cock-of-the rock


Neon blue and green wasp
Neon blue and green wasp


Blue-headed parrots (Pionus menstruus) in tree
Blue-headed parrots (Pionus menstruus) in tree
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Ants
Ants
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Hooded mountain-tanager (Buthraupis montana)
Hooded mountain-tanager (Buthraupis montana)


Grass-green Tanager (Chlorornis riefferii)
Grass-green Tanager (Chlorornis riefferii)


Black-chested Mountain-Tanager
Black-chested Mountain-Tanager


Fly
Fly


Manu Cloud Forest Lodge
Manu Cloud Forest Lodge


Orange-pink and yellow leafhopper
Orange-pink and yellow leafhopper


Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna); Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala); and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna); Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala); and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay
Location: Tambopata rainforest

(Peru)

Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera) in flight
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera) in flight
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Blue-grey Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)


Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Striped leafhopper (green, yellow, blue and black)
Striped leafhopper (green, yellow, blue and black)


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Kapok seeds
Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Kapok seeds
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Known locally as the "Sticky Bird" -- their flesh tastes so foul; they have no natural predators
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Meneria Metalmark (Amarynthis meneria)
Meneria Metalmark (Amarynthis meneria)


Male Green Anolis lizard in canopy
Male Green Anolis lizard in canopy
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Red-and-green macaws (Ara chloroptera)
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Greater ani (Crotophaga major)
Greater ani (Crotophaga major)
Local name: Locrero
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Unknown frog
Unknown frog
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Red-capped cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
Red-capped cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
Location: Manu National Park in the Rainforest of Peru

(Peru)

Tiny toad
Tiny toad


Blue-banded Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis)
Blue-banded Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis)


Hooded Tinamou (Nothocercus nigrocapillus)
Hooded Tinamou (Nothocercus nigrocapillus)


Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)
Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)


Woody moth
Woody moth


Golden-collared tanager
Golden-collared tanager


Meneria Metalmark (Amarynthis meneria)
Meneria Metalmark (Amarynthis meneria)


Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae family)
Longhorn beetle (Cerambycidae family)


Black-chested Mountain-Tanager (?)
Black-chested Mountain-Tanager (?)


Moth
Moth


Male cock-of-the rock performing in the Amazon cloud forest
Male cock-of-the rock performing in the Amazon cloud forest


Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus)
Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus)




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