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Birds in Dry Forest of Tumbes  (Photos Jorge Mazzotti)

The dry forest of Tumbes 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).

Black Vulture
Black Vulture
(Coragyps atratus)
Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)
Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)
Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)
Crested Caracara
Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)

Crested Caracara
(Caracara cheriway)
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
(Veniliornis callonotus)
Pale-legged Hornero
Pale-legged Hornero
(Furnarius leucopus cinnamomeus)
Baird's Flycatcher
Baird's Flycatcher
(Myiodynastes luteiventris)
 
 


Our gratitude to Hotel Costa del Sol Tumbes and Mr. Aldo Durand
that allowed us to obtain these photos
 

 


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