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Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes
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The dry forest of Tumbes - Cerros de Amotape National Park - is an ecoregion that is home to the largest dry forest remnant in western South America and also has a high level of species endemism. The vegetation of this area plays an important role in controlling the northward advance of the Sechura Desert; therefore, conservation of this ecoregion's vegetation is part of the worldwide effort against desertification. There is a significant degree of endemism, primarily among species of flora and birds, with the latter group being richest in species (14 orders of birds). These pictures were taken in Quebrada Bocapan, Zorritos (Feb 08).


Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Black Vulture
(Coragyps atratus)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Variable Hawk
(Buteo polyosoma)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Variable Hawk
(Buteo polyosoma)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

West Peruvian Dove
(Zenaida meloda)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Croaking Ground-Dove
(Columbina cruziana)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Pacific Parrotlet
(Forpus coelestis)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Groove-billed Ani
(Crotophaga ani)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Peruvian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium peruanum)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Burrowing Owl
(Athene cunicularia)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
(Veniliornis callonotus)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Scarlet-backed Woodpecker (Veniliornis callonotus)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Pale-legged Hornero (Furnarius leucopus cinnamomeus)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Baird's Flycatcher (Myiodynastes luteiventris)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Baird's Flycatcher (Myiodynastes luteiventris)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Tropical Gnatcatcher (Polioptila plumbea)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Snowy-throated Kingbird (Tyrannus niveigularis)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

White-tailed Jay
(Cyanocorax mystacalis)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Brown-chested Martin (Phaeoprogne tapera)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Gray-breasted Martin
(Progne chalybea)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Tumbes Swallow
(Tachicyneta stolzmanni)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Long-tailed Mockingbird
(Mimus longicaudatus)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Plumbeous-backed Thrush (Turdus reevei)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Cinereous Finch, Endemic of Peru (Piezorhina cinerea)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Scrub Blackbird
(Dives warszewiczi)

Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes

Saffron Finch
(Sicalis flaveola)

White-edged Oriole

White-edged Oriole
(Icterus graceannae)


Photos © J. Mazzotti

Our gratitude to Hotel Costa del Sol Tumbes that allowed us to obtain theses photos

Hoteles Costa Sol - Tumbes

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