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Pictures of Birds in Peru

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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


Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)
Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)


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


Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot
Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot


Chestnut Eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)
Chestnut Eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)


Green heron (Butorides striatus)
Green heron (Butorides striatus)


Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Andean Cock-of-the-rock


Lafresnaya lafresnayi hummingbird in mid-flight
Lafresnaya lafresnayi hummingbird in mid-flight


Coeligena (inca) torquata hummingbird
Coeligena (inca) torquata hummingbird


Boissonneaua matthewsii hummingbird feeding
Boissonneaua matthewsii hummingbird feeding


Leucippus chionogaster hummingbird
Leucippus chionogaster hummingbird


Coeligena (inca) torquata hummingbirds at bird feeder
Coeligena (inca) torquata hummingbirds at bird feeder


Hummingbirds on bird feeder
Hummingbirds on bird feeder


Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) and Scarlet macaws
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) and Scarlet macaws


Large group of parrots and macaws flying
Large group of parrots and macaws flying


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


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


Scarlet macaws flying in front of purple flowers
Scarlet macaws flying in front of purple flowers


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


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


Red-bellied macaws (Ara manilata) in flight
Red-bellied macaws (Ara manilata) in flight


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


Entire clay lick
Entire clay lick


Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), Red-and-green macaws and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), Red-and-green macaws and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay


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


Macaws feeding on clay wall
Macaws feeding on clay wall


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


Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying


Single red-and-green macaw (Ara chloroptera) on branch preparing to feed on clay wall
Single red-and-green macaw (Ara chloroptera) on branch preparing to feed on clay wall


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


Cobalt-winged Parakeets (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on clay wall with Scarlet macaws (Ara macao)
Cobalt-winged Parakeets (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on clay wall with Scarlet macaws (Ara macao)


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


Macaw clay lick from a distance
Macaw clay lick from a distance


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


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


Pair of red-and-green macaws fighting in a tree as parrots watch
Pair of red-and-green macaws fighting in a tree as parrots watch


Macaws feeding on clay wall
Macaws feeding on clay wall


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


Three Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) perched in tree
Three Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) perched in tree


Red-and-green macaws in flight above clay lick
Red-and-green macaws in flight above clay lick


Macaws feeding on clay wall
Macaws feeding on clay wall


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


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


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


Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) and Red-bellied macaws (Ara manilata)
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) and Red-bellied macaws (Ara manilata)


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


Wild Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)
Wild Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)


Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), Red-and-green macaws and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), Red-and-green macaws and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay


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


Hummingbird feeding on Heliconia flower
Hummingbird feeding on Heliconia flower


Close-up on face of a Red-and-green macaw
Close-up on face of a Red-and-green macaw


Blue-and-yellow macaw flying in front of purple flowers
Blue-and-yellow macaw flying in front of purple flowers


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


Red-and-green macaws in flight above clay lick
Red-and-green macaws in flight above clay lick


Red-and-green macaw in flight
Red-and-green macaw in flight


Blue-and-yellow macaws flying toward clay lick
Blue-and-yellow macaws flying toward clay lick


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


Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot
Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot


Green-and-red macaw feeding on crackers after stealing them from a room
Green-and-red macaw feeding on crackers after stealing them from a room


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


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


Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying


Blue-and-yellow macaws inflight
Blue-and-yellow macaws inflight


Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), Red-and-green macaws and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), Red-and-green macaws and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay


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


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


Green-and-red macaw feeding on a banana
Green-and-red macaw feeding on a banana


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


Blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) in flight
Blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) in flight


Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) and Red-bellied macaws (Ara manilata)
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) and Red-bellied macaws (Ara manilata)


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


Red-and-green macaws
Red-and-green macaws


Three Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Three Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying


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


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


Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot
Scarlet macaw (Ara macao) headshot


Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying


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


Red-and-green macaw (Ara chloroptera) on clay lick
Red-and-green macaw (Ara chloroptera) on clay lick


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


Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying


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


Blue-and-yellow macaws, Scarlet macaws, and parrots on clay lick
Blue-and-yellow macaws, Scarlet macaws, and parrots on clay lick


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


Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), Red-and-green macaws and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna), Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), Red-and-green macaws and Scarlet macaws feeding on clay


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


Blue-headed parrots (Pionus menstruus) in tree
Blue-headed parrots (Pionus menstruus) in tree


Mealy parrots in flight over rainforest
Mealy parrots in flight over rainforest


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Kapok seeds
Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Kapok seeds


Parrots in flight
Parrots in flight


Blue-headed parrots and Yellow-crowned parrots
Blue-headed parrots and Yellow-crowned parrots


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Kapok seeds
Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Kapok seeds


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Kapok (Ceiba) seeds
Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Kapok (Ceiba) seeds


Blue-headed parrot (Pionus menstruus) feeding on clay lick
Blue-headed parrot (Pionus menstruus) feeding on clay lick


Blue-headed parrots (Pionus menstruus) and Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala) feeding on clay wall
Blue-headed parrots (Pionus menstruus) and Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala) feeding on clay wall


Parakeets flying over forest canopy
Parakeets flying over forest canopy


Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala)
Yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala)


Dusky-headed parakeets (Aratinga weddellii)
Dusky-headed parakeets (Aratinga weddellii)


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


Feathers of scarlet macaw (Ara macao)
Feathers of scarlet macaw (Ara macao)


Macaws feeding on clay lick
Macaws feeding on clay lick


Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying toward clay lick
Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying toward clay lick


Flock of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying toward clay lick
Flock of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying toward clay lick


Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying
Pair of Blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna) flying


Yellow-crowned parrot (Amazona ochrocephala)
Yellow-crowned parrot (Amazona ochrocephala)


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Ceiba seeds
Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) feeding on Ceiba seeds


Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) in Oxbow lake
Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) in Oxbow lake


Chestnut Eared Arašari (Pteroglossus castanotis)
Chestnut Eared Arašari (Pteroglossus castanotis)


Blue-headed parrot, Pionus menstruus, in the canopy
Blue-headed parrot, Pionus menstruus, in the canopy


Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) in Kapok tree
Cobalt-winged parakeet (Brotogeris cyanoptera) in Kapok tree


Neotropical cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) in Oxbow lake
Neotropical cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) in Oxbow lake


Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) in grass near Oxbow lake
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana) in grass near Oxbow lake


Hanging Oropendula nests in canopy tree
Hanging Oropendula nests in canopy tree


Spix's Guan, Penelope jacquacu
Spix's Guan, Penelope jacquacu


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake


Amazonian Oropendola (Gymnostinops bifasciatus)
Amazonian Oropendola (Gymnostinops bifasciatus)


Social flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
Social flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)


Striated heron
Striated heron


Spix's Guan, Penelope jacquacu, on clay lick
Spix's Guan, Penelope jacquacu, on clay lick


Red-capped cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
Red-capped cardinal (Paroaria gularis)


Unknown bird
Unknown bird


Black-capped Tanager (Tangara heinei)
Black-capped Tanager (Tangara heinei)


Spix's Guan, Penelope jacquacu
Spix's Guan, Penelope jacquacu


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake


Chestnut Eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)
Chestnut Eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake


Saffron-crowned Tanager [Tangara xanthocephala]
Saffron-crowned Tanager [Tangara xanthocephala]


Spix's Guan, Penelope jacquacu, on clay lick
Spix's Guan, Penelope jacquacu, on clay lick


Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) with wings spread and standing on one leg
Neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) with wings spread and standing on one leg


Wattled jacana (Jacana jacana)
Wattled jacana (Jacana jacana)


Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)


Russet-backed Oropendula (Psarocolinus angustifrons) with hanging nests
Russet-backed Oropendula (Psarocolinus angustifrons) with hanging nests


Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)


Common Piping Guan, Pipile pipile
Common Piping Guan, Pipile pipile


Unidentified bird in forest canopy
Unidentified bird in forest canopy


Four Neotropic cormorants (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) on tree branch
Four Neotropic cormorants (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) on tree branch


Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake
Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) in vegetation along oxbow lake


Small shore birds along Rio Tambopata
Small shore birds along Rio Tambopata


Neotropic cormorant
Neotropic cormorant


Wattled jacana (Jacana jacana)
Wattled jacana (Jacana jacana)


Social flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
Social flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)


Vulture
Vulture


Greater ani (Crotophaga major)
Greater ani (Crotophaga major)


Neotropic cormorant
Neotropic cormorant


Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)
Black-fronted Nunbird (Monasa nigrifrons)


White-throated Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus)
White-throated Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus)


Hanging Oropendola nests in canopy tree
Hanging Oropendola nests in canopy tree




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