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Peru and Colombia
   all images © Mark Chappell

Recently I've been involved in a study of altitude distributions in Andean bird communities, and while this is a science-oriented project, I try to find time for photography.   Some videos from nest cameras are here; go here for a list by phylogeny.
 
Lowland forest
    zigzag heron
    fasciated tiger-heron
    rufescent tiger-heron
    cocoi heron
    sunbittern
    muscovy duck
    Orinoco goose
    pied lapwing
    hoatzin
    black hawk-eagle
    roadside hawk
    white hawk
    barred forest-falcon
    speckled chachalaca
    pale-winged trumpeter
    chestnut woodpecker
    red-necked woodpecker
    American pygmy kingfisher
    ringed kingfisher
    sand-colored nightjar
    oscillated poorwill
    paraque
    great potoo
    fork-tailed palm swift
    emerald toucanet
    blue-crowned motmot
    black-tailed trogon
    great jacamar
    bluish-fronted jacamar
    McConnell's flycatcher
    striated antbird
    white-browed antbird
    white-flanked antbird
    yellow-bellied warbling antbird
    plain-throated antwren
    dot-winged antwren
    black-spotted bare-eye
    black-fronted nunbird
    social flycatcher
    violaceous jay
    black-capped donacobius
    Hauxwell's thrush
    turquoise tanager
    magpie tanager
    epauletoriole
    crested oropendola
    yellow-rumped cacique
Mid-altitude cloud forest
    Cauca guan
    black-and-chestnut eagle
    semi-collared hawk
    common potoo
    lyre-tailed nightjar
    plumbeous pigeon
    Andean emerald
    booted racket-tail
    many-spotted hummingbird
    sparkling violet-ear
    violet-crowned brilliant
    speckled hummingbird
    white-belled woodstar
    wire-crested thorntail
    violet-tailed sylph
    buff-tailed coronet
    fawn-breasted brilliant
    empress brilliant
    white-tailed hillstar
    western emerald
    tourmaline sunangel
    brown violet-ear
    greenish puffleg
    green hermit
    long-tailed sylph
    crowned woodnymph
    purple-bibbed whitetip
    steely-vented hummingbird
    purple-throated woodstar
    velvet-purple coronet
    black-throated mango
    rufous-tailed hummingbird
    white-necked jacobin
    crested quetzal
    golden-headed quetzal
    collared trogon
    Andean motmot
    crimson-bellied woodpecker
    versicolored barbet
    red-headed barbet
    Andean cock-of-the-rock
    red-ruffed fruitcrow
    green-and-black fruiteater
    brown-banded antpitta
    bicolored antpitta
    chestnut-crowned antpitta
    slate-crowned antpitta
    buff-throated foliage-gleaner
    strong-billed woodcreeper
    black-billed treehunter
    
    gray-capped flycatcher
    ochraceous-breasted flycatcher
    cinnamon flycatcher
    ornate flycatcher
    torrent tyrannulet
    long-tailed tyrant
    marble-faced bristle-tyrant
    streaked flycatcher
    tropical kingbird
    common tody-flycatcher
    Inca jay
    slate-throated redstart
    golden-fronted whitestart
    three-striped warbler
    tropical parula
    Canada warbler
    Andean solitaire
    buff-throated saltator
    bay-headed tanager
    blue-capped tanager
    blue-winged mountain-tanager
    blue-necked tanager
    common bush-tanager
    crimson-backed tanager
    flame-rumped tanager
    golden tanager
    golden-eared tanager
    golden-naped tanager
    lemon-rumped tanager
    palm tanager
    blue-gray tanager
    orange-eared tanager
    palm tanager
    paradise tanager
    purplish-mantled tanager
    rust-and-yellow tanager
    saffron-crowned tanager
    scrub tanager
    silver-beaked tanager
    silver-throated tanager
    spotted tanager
    summer tanager
    rusty flowerpiercer
    orange-bellied euphonia
    blue-naped chlorophonia
    russet-backed oropendola
    saffron finch
    slaty brush-finch
    gray-browed brush-finch
Higland forest
    Andean guan
    white-throated hawk
    crimson-mantled woodpecker
    band-tailed pigeon
    rufous-capped thornbill
    amethyst-throated sunangel
    shining sunbeam
    mountain velvetbreast
    buff-winged starfrontlet
    golden-breasted puffleg
    black-thighed puffleg
    rainbow-bearded thornbill
    viridian metaltail
    great sapphirewing
    black-throated mango
    rufous-tailed hummingbird
    white-necked jacobin
    tyrian metaltail
    gray-breasted mountain-toucan
    streak-throated bush-tyrant
    rufous-breasted chat-tyrant
    white-winged black tyrant
    rufous-bellied bush-tyrant
    highland elania
    tufted tit-tyrant
    red-crested cotinga
    red-and-white antpitta
    chiguanco thrush
    great thrush
    yellow-breasted bush-finch
    white-naped bush-finch
    rufous-collared sparrow
    blue-capped tanager
    hooded mountain tanager
    scarlet-bellied mountain tanager
    golden-collared tanager
    black flowerpiercer
    masked flowerpiercer
    black-throated flowerpiercer
    bluish flowerpiercer
    chestnut-breasted flowerpiercer
other Andean highlands, Paramo
    Andean ruddy duck
    Andean teal
    Andean goose
    Puna teal
    yellow-billed pintail
    white-cheeked pintail
    Andean lapwing
    Andean gull
    plumbeous rail
    Andean coot
    Andean flicker
    spot-winged pigeon
    bearded mountaineer
    black-tailed trainbearer
    buffy helmetcrest
    ash-breasted tit-tyrant
    cinereous ground-tyrant
    brown-backed chat-tyrant
    white-browed chat-tyrant
    many-colored rush-tyrant
    streak-throated canastero
    rusty-fronted canastero
    white-browed tit-spinetail
    puna tapaculo
    stout-billed cinclodes
    bar-winged cinclodes
    tawny antpitta
    plumbeous sierra-finch
    golden-billed saltator
    greenish yellowfinch
    
mammals, herps, dragonflies
    Bolivian squirrel
    dwarf squirrel
    brown agouti
    jaguar
    tayra
    white-lined leaf frog
    Oligoclada species
    Orthemis schmidti
    amberwing species
    Erythrodiplax unimaculata
 
scenics
    Manu Road, Peru
    Oxbow lake
    Pantiacolla
    Machu Picchu