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Birds in WLT Reserves

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  • Barred Forest Falcon by Alan Martin
    The Barred Forest Falcon is a fairly common short-winged, long-tailed falcon that spends the majority of its time in the shadow of the forest, perched low in the trees.
  • Black-billed Mountain Toucan by Bert Franco
    This species of toucan is found in the moist montane forests of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
  • Brazilian Ruby by Thor Ostbye
    The Brazilian Ruby is endemic to the forest and scrub lands of Brazil
  • Burrowing Parrot
    The burrowing Parrot was formerly common and widespread in Argentina, generally inhabiting open grassland. Now these birds are only abundant patchily, and in some areas are extinct.
  • Crested Duck
    The Crested Duck is the only member of the genus Lophonetta and is native to South America.
  • Crowned Eagle
    Hunting and habitat loss have had a severe impact on the numbers of this large, powerful eagle left in the wild.
  • Elegant Crested Tinamou
    Despite being a species hunted for food and sport the Elegant Crested Tinamou is not uncommon and has a large range across Argentina and Chile.
  • Golden-plumed Parakeet
    Habitat degradation and fragmentation are the two main threats causing a decline in the number of Golden-plumed Parakeets in Ecuador.
  • Great Green Macaw in Cerro-Blanco
    Great Green Macaws live in family groups of around five or six individuals. They move though the forest in response to the presence of fruiting trees, but are also known to fly over open areas.
  • Guira Cuckoo
    The Guira Cuckoo is found in open scrubby areas, where they will feed, roost and nest in groups with females often sharing the same communal nest.
  • Harpy Eagle
    The Harpy Eagle is considered one of the largest raptors in the world. A predatory bird with huge feet and talons used for hunting monkeys, sloths, porcupines, reptiles and large birds, often plucking its prey out of the trees.
  • Helmeted Hornbill in a tree.
    The Helmeted Hornbill is the largest of the hornbills and is named for the helmet-like protrusion on the upper half of its beak. The species is protected in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in Sabah, northern Borneo, which is protected by WLT.
  • Imperial Snipe by Paul Greenfield
    For almost a century the Imperial Snipe was one of the world's mystery birds as it was known only from two specimens, the source of which was uncertain. It was first found in Ecuador in 1990 and has subsequently been located at several other sites in Ecuador.
  • Jabiru by Jose Cartes
    The Jabiru is the tallest flying bird in South America standing up to 1.5 m (5 ft) tall.
  • Jocotoco Antpitta by Nigel Simpson
    Antpittas are shy, strange-looking birds with a round body usually the size and shape of a grapefruit, and legs which they use like pogo sticks to hop across the forest floor.
  • King Vulture by Pro-bosque
    Due to habitat destruction and the capture of live birds to be sold to zoological gardens around the world the King Vulture is now under threat of decline.
  • Long-tailed Meadowlark by Lee Dingain
    Long-tailed Meadowlarks are found in open grassland where they are able to forage on the ground. The male is mostly dark brown with a bright red breast and throat where as the female has just a wash of red on the belly.
  • Magellanic Penguin by Lee Dingain
    Classified as Near Threatened, the Magellanic Penguin, which lives on the rocky shores of South America, faces threats from oil spills, over fishing and from being entangled in fishing nets.
  • Mourning Sierra-finch by Lee Dingain
    The Mourning Sierra-finch is found in the tropical or subtropical dry shrub lands and high-altitude shrub lands of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru.
  • Ocellated Turkey
    The Ocellated Turkey looks similar to the Common Turkey but is much more colourful and is larger; the males can grow to a metre in length. Its name derives from the peacock-like ocelli (eyes) on the tail feathers.
  • Patagonian Mockingbird by Lee Dingain
    The Patagonian Mockingbird is found in tropical or subtropical dry shrub land in Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
  • Red-billed Curassow by Kelly Jacobs
    The Red-billed Curassow is a large bird belonging to the Cracidae family. The Red-billed Curassow has glossy black feathers, with a white vent and curly crest. Males are distinguished by a conspicuous reddish-orange knob wattle around the bill.
  • Rhinoceros Hornbill in a forest tree.
    The Rhinoceros Hornbill has a prominent golden-yellow horn, called a casque, on the top of its beak. The species is protected in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in Sabah, northern Borneo, which is protected by World Land Trust.
  • Sharpe's Longclaw by Charlie Moores
    Sharpe’s Longclaw is only found in Kenya and critically depends on tussock grasses for nesting, feeding and avoiding predation. As Kenyan grasslands continue to decline, the species is now under serious threat of extinction.
  • Tawny-throated Dotterel by Lee Dingain
    The Tawny-throated Dotterel is found in tropical and subtropical shrub land, temperate and tropical or subtropical high altitude grassland and pastureland across South America
  • Violet-capped Woodnymph by Thor Ostbye
    The Violet Capped Woodnymph is found along forest edges in Eastern and Southern Brazil, with it's range extending into the adjacent areas in both Paraguay and Argentina.
  • White-breasted Parakeet
    The White-breasted Parakeet lives in upper tropical forests, usually between 900 metres and 2,000 metres above sea-level. They forage in the canopy of fruiting trees that are found in primary forest and clearings.
  • White-throated Hummingbird by Thor Ostbye
    The White-throated Hummingbird, so named because of the white patch on it's throat is generally found along forest edges and in open areas, including peoples gardens.
  • Yellow Shouldered Parrot by Provita
    Margarita Island (off the northern Venezuelan coast) is the principal breeding, roosting and feeding site for the threatened Yellow Shoulder Parrot. They are inquisitive, sociable and noisy birds. WLT are working with project partner Provita to protect Yellow Shouldered Parrot habitat on Margarita Island.
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