Monday, August 13, 2007


Groove-billed ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Cieneguilla, Lima

Amazon parrot (Amazona sp.)
Cieneguilla, Lima

Mitred conure (Aratinga sp.)
photographed in Cusco

Painted lady (Vanessa sp.)

Green-winged macaw (Ara chloraptera), blue and gold macaw (Ara ararauna)
in Lima zoo

Brown Capuchin monkey (Cebus sp.)
in Lima zoo

Tapirs (Tapirus terrestris)
in Lima Zoo
In Peru these animals are usually called sachavacas.
Sacha = 'forest' in Quechua, vaca = 'cow' in Spanish.

Ronsoco or capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), the world's largest rodent
in Lima zoo

Unidentified bird, perhaps a saffron finch (Sicalis flaveola)
in Lima

Juvenile white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari)
Lima zoo

Lima zoo

Green iguana (Iguana iguana)
Lima zoo

Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna)
Lima zoo
We were fortunate enough to see some of these rare animals in the wild in
the puna above Tarma

Peruvian pelican (Pelecanus thagus)
San Bartolo

Kelp gull (Larus dominicanus)
San Bartolo

Borracho (Scartichthys gigas)
San Bartolo
The flesh of this species is edible but the head must be discarded as it
contains toxins which will cause diners to behave as if drugged or drunk,
hence the common name of the fish, which means "drunk."

Rock crab
San Bartolo

San Bartolo

Leaf-mimicking katydid
San Ramon, Chanchamayo


Anonymous said...

amazing pics!
you are very talented...

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Mor said...

Lima zoo is truly an amzing place.

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