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Mangrove Sanctuary of Tumbes

The Mangroves of Tumbes National Sanctuary that is composed of extensive aquatic forests that create a one of a kind environment between the river and the sea is home to black hawks, egrets, and other birds. Located on the far northwest Peruvian coast, covering an area of 2,972 hectares, the Tumbes mangroves are the borderline for many species of flora and fauna associated with this kind of eco-system. The natural sanctuary protects the country's largest mangroves, and is a haven for the many varied animal species that feed off them. Particularly striking are the invertebrates, featuring an enormous variety of mollusks, including black scallops, 34 species of crustaceans, 33 types of snails and more than a hundred fish species. The sanctuary is also a key breeding ground for commercial marine species such as shrimp. Migratory and resident bird species, as well as the endangered black American alligator, a unique species, and the anteater, are just a few of the more interesting inhabitants of the area. (PromPeru). These pictures were taken in Puerto 25 area and Matapalo Island (*) (Feb 08).

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Croaking Ground-Dove
(Columbina cruziana)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Pacific Parrotlet
(Forpus coelestis)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Ringed Kingfisher
(Ceryle torquata)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Green Kingfisher
(Chloroceryle americana)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Green Kingfisher
(Chloroceryle americana)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Guayaquil Woodpecker (Campephilus guayaquilensis)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Guayaquil Woodpecker (Campephilus guayaquilensis) 

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Gray-and-white Tyrannulet (Pseudelaenia leucospodia)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Mouse-colored Tyrannulet (Phaeomyias murina tumbezana)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Masked Water-Tyrant
(Fluvicola nengeta)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Tropical Kingbird
(Tyrannus melancholicus)
(Photo © J. Mazzotti)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Tropical Kingbird
(Tyrannus melancholicus)
(Photo © J. Mazzotti)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Snowy-throated Kingbird
(Tyrannus niveigularis)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Snowy-throated Kingbird
(Tyrannus niveigularis)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Sooty-crowned Flycatcher
(Myiarchus phaeoocephalus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Tumbes Sparrow
(Aimophila stolzmanni)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Chestnut-throated Seedeater female (Aimophila stolzmanni)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Yellow Warbler - female
(Dendroica petechia peruviana)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Yellow Warbler - male
(Dendroica petechia peruviana)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Scrub Blackbird
(Dives warszewiczi)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Great-tailed Grackle - male (Quiscalus mexicanus)

BIRDS IN MANGROVES OF TUMBES

Great-tailed Grackle - female (Quiscalus mexicanus))

Peruvian Meadowlark

Peruvian Meadowlark - male (Sturnella bellicosa)


Photos © J. Mazzotti

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

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