Chordata

Crested Eagle

Crested Eagle, Morphnus guianensis

Description: Guiana crested eagles have a fringe of feathers growing around or on the neck and a long, narrow black crest that is tipped with white. The crest is single (not divided as in the Harpy eagle). The sexes are alike except in size, with females being larger than males. They have broad, rounded wings […]

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Black-necked Aracari

Black-necked Aracari, Pteroglossus aracari

Description: Black-necked aracaris have a black head and throat with dark green to almost black back and tail. Its undersides are yellow with a red band and rump. The upper bill (maxilla) is ivory and the lower bill (mandible) is black. Sexes are similar. Size: One of the larger aracaris, it measures 14-18 inches (36-46 […]

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Spot-billed Toucanet

Spot-billed Toucanet, Selenidera maculirostris

Description: The head of the male is black except for the bluish-green bare skin around the eyes and the yellow ear-tufts. The upperparts and tail are olive-green. The bill is ivory with black vertical stripes, large spots and a yellowish tip. Females are similar but the head is chestnut and the underparts are a rufous […]

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Saffron Toucanet

Saffron Toucanet, Pteroglossus bailloni

Description: This toucanet is easily identified by its saffron yellow head and breast, olive mantle and red rump. Sexes are similar but the female is duller (somewhat more olive in color) and the bill is shorter. The greenish-horn bill has red patches surrounded by yellowish-gray at the base. The rump and ocular skin are red. […]

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Pied Tamarin

Pied Tamarin, Saguinus bicolor

Description: The Pied tamarin (Saguinus bicolor) is white on its shoulders and front, with a striking dark brown back, hind part and upper tail. The fur lightens to a rust color on the lower belly, inner thighs and underside of the tail. The bald head has black skin and the large ears add to the […]

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Guianan Cock-of-the-rock

Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, Rupicola rupicola

Description: Male Guianan cocks-of-the-rock are bright orange birds with large, orange, half-moon crests on their heads. This edge of the crest is lined with a brown band. The crest remains erect and covers the bill. They have black and white wing bars and black on their tails. The bill, legs, and skin are orange as […]

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Crimson-Rumped Toucanet

Crimson-Rumped Toucanet, Aulacorhynchus haematopygus

Description: Crimson-rumped toucanets are mostly green in color and, as the name implies, have a red rump. They are somewhat darker and have a bronze tint above. The blue-green tail has some reddish-brown tips. The patch at the base of the mandible, area around the eyes and broad band across the breast are blue. The […]

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Chestnut-Eared Aracari

Chestnut-Eared Aracari, Pteroglossus castanotis

Description: As the name implies, Chestnut-eared aracaris have a chestnut coloring around the throat and ears. The head is black and the back and tail dark green to almost black. Their undersides are yellow with a red band and rump. Their dark brown hooked beaks have a yellow-orange stripe along the bottom of the upper […]

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Pot-Bellied Seahorse

Pot-Bellied Seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis

Pot-bellied seahorses, as the name suggests, have a large swollen belly. Like other seahorses, this species comes in a wide range of colors – brown, yellow, gray, white, orange or mottled with dark spots on its head and trunk. They have a forward-tilted, long-snouted head, eyes that can move independently of each other and a prehensile tail. Males and females differ in appearance. Males have a longer tail, a shorter snout and a smooth soft pouch-like area at the base of the abdomen. Females have more of a pointed stomach.

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Black and White Hawk Eagle

Black and White Hawk Eagle, Spizastur melanoleucus

The Black and white hawk-eagle as the name suggests, is a black and white eagle with a small crest that forms a “skullcap-like” black spot on its head. Its head, neck and body are white, the wings are brownish-black and the grayish-brown tail is barred. The cere is orange and the eyes are yellow. The beak has a black tip. The feet are bright yellow with black talons. The sexes are similar, but females are larger.

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