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Guyana Wildlife

October  2011


This trip was organised by Adventure Travel.  Starting in Georgetown we travelled south to Iwokrama River Lodge for two nights.  Then one night at Atta Rainforest Lodge.  The next stop was at Surama Eco-lodge for four nights.  The last two in hammocks under a tarpaulin.  It rained heavily!  Two more nights were up river at Rewa Eco-lodge and then the luxury of Rock View Lodge for two nights to see the Guyanian Cock of the Rock before flying back to Georgetown.  Here we had a day trip to Kaieteur and Orinduik falls.  Then home to the UK.

Wildlife Photos    Click on relevant heading to go to these areas.  These pages are still being assembled.



Animals                                                     Some labelling still outstanding!

Insects and other wildlife

Fish and water animals

Birds    List of birds seen with photos where taken.

Spix's Guan                               Penelope jacquacu

Black Curassow Crax alector

 Guyana-8995  Guyana-8993  Guyana-8994 

Crested Bobwhite Colinus cristatus
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax olivaceus

Anhinga Anhinga anhinga

Guyana-0107  Guyana-8676  Guyana-9974 

Striated Heron Buturides striatus

Guyana-8344  Guyana-8346 
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Guyana-8347  Guyana-8331 
Cocoi Heron Ardea cocoi

Guyana-9879  Guyana-9984  Guyana-0136  Guyana-0218
Great Egret Ardea alba
Capped Heron Pilherodius pileatus

Green Ibis Mesembrinibis cayennensis

Guyana-9762  Guyana-0482 

Buff-necked Ibis Theresticus caudatus

Guyana-0445  Guyana-0448 
Jabiru Jabiru mycteria

Guyana-9147  Guyana-9146  Guyana-0487  Guyana-0384  Guyana-0390
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes burrovianus

Guyana-9296  Guyana-9298  Guyana-0161  Guyana-0160
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes melambrotus
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Guyana-9345  Guyana-0124  Guyana-0187  Guyana-0850
Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Guyana-8828  Guyana-8830 

Pearl Kite Gampsonyx swainsonii
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis

Guyana-8412  Guyana-8437 
Great Black Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga

Guyana-0194  Guyana-0210  Guyana-0198  Guyana-0212  Guyana-0213 
Savannah Hawk Buteogallus meridionlis
Black-collared Hawk Busarellus nigricollis

Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris

Guyana-9467  Guyana-9462  Guyana-0122  Guyana-9499 
Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus

Red-throated Caracara    Daptrius americanus
Northern Crested Caracara   
Caracara cheriway

Guyana-9539  Guyana-9538 
Yellow-headed Caracara    Milvago chimachima

Guyana-9356  Guyana-0176  Guyana-9425  Guyana-0183 
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans

American Kestrel Falco sparverius

Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis

Guyana-8697  Guyana-8695  Guyana-8949
Sungrebe Heliornis fulica

Guyana-8856  Guyana-8857  Guyana-8858 

Pied Lapwing (Pied Plover) Vanellus cayanus    Hoploxypterus cayanus

Guyana-0005  Guyana-0004  Guyana-8768 
Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
Double-striped Thick-knee Burhinus bistriatus

Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria

Guyana-9083  Guyana-9081  Guyana-9087 
Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana

Guyana-8342  Guyana-8343

Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex

  Guyana-9996  Guyana-9979  Guyana-0020  Guyana-0016
Yellow-billed Tern  Sternula superciliaris

Guyana-0169  Guyana-0171    Guyana-0170

Black Skimmer Rynchops nig

Guyana-9999  Guyana-9953  Guyana-0030 
Common (Scaly) Ground-Dove Colunbina passerina
Pale-vented Pigeon Patagioenas cayennensis

Guyana-9391  Guyana-0410 
White-tipped Dove Leptotilla verreauxi
Scarlet Macaw Ara macao

Guyana-0119  Guyana-9207 
Red-and-green Macaw Ara chloroptera
Guyana-8626    Guyana-9403  Guyana-9558  Guyana-9126  Guyana-9128  Guyana-9123  Guyana-9109  Guyana-9115  Guyana-9102
Red-shouldered Macaw Diopsittaca nobilus
Guyana-8574  Guyana-8585    Guyana-9490  Guyana-0741 
Painted Parakeet Pyrrhura picta
Golden-winged Parakeet Brotogeris chrysopterus
Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus

Guyana-9025  Guyana-9020 
Orange-winged Amazon Amazona amazonica

Guyana-8506  Guyana-8510  Guyana-8511  Guyana-8518
Mealy Amazon Amazona farinosa
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani

Guyana-9375  Guyana-9388  Guyana-0421  Guyana-9383Juv
Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
Band-rumped Swift Chaetura spinicauda
Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura
Gray-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventis
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora
Crimson Topaz Topaza pella
Blue-chinned Sapphire Chlorestes notatus
Blue-tailed Emerald Chlorostilbon mellisugus

Guyana-9627  Guyana-9625  Guyana-9623 
Glittering-throated Emerald Amazilia fimbriata

Guyana-0944  Guyana-0958  Guyana-0953 Guyana-8473

 White-tailed Trogon Trogon viridis

Guyana-9834  Poor photo! But may be good enough for a record!
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata

Guyana-8662  Guyana-8670  Guyana-9892  Guyana-9899 
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona                               

  Guyana-9651  Guyana-9732  Guyana-9740
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher Chloroceryle inda
American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea
Jacamars Galbulidae
-possibly Green-tailed


Green-tailed Jacamar Galbula galbula
Swallow-winged Puffbird (Swallow-wing) Chelidoptera tenebrosa

Guyana-9442  Guyana-9553 
White-throated (Red-billed) Toucan Ramphastos t. tucanus

Guyana-9040  Guyana-9043  Guyana-9047  Guyana-9052  Guyana-9058
Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus

Green Aracari Pteroglossus viridis
Black-necked Aracari Pteroglossus aracari

Guyana-9184  Guyana-9192 
Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus

Guyana-8396  Guyana-8399  Guyana-8403 
Plain Xenops Xenops minutus
Lineated Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes albolinatus
White-fringed Antwren Formicivora grisea
Black-chinned Antbird Hypocnemoides melanopogon
Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
Guyana-0467  Guyana-0469  Guyana-0471  Guyana-0742 
Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis
Common Tody-Flycatcher  Todirostrum cinereum

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Guyana-8327  Guyana-8357  Guyana-8482  Guyana-8741
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus

Guyana-8349  Guyana-8362  Guyana-0391  Guyana-0395
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana

Guyana-9513  Guyana-9510  Guyana-0765  Guyana-0794  Guyana-0798 

Guyana-0799  Guyana-0770
Pied Water Tyrant Fluricola pica

Guyana-8375  Guyana-8378  Guyana-8386  Guyana-8448
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock Rupicola rupicola

Guyana-0614  Guyana-0596  Guyana-0710  Guyana-0702  Guyana-0579  Guyana-0714
Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata

Crimson Fruitcrow Haematoderus militaris

Guyana-9151  Guyana-9155 

Dusky Purpletuft Lodopleura fusca

Guyana-9171  Guyana-9168  Guyana-9170
White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer

Guyana-8869  Guyana-8876  Guyana-8881  Guyana-8883
White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata

Guyana-0130  Guyana-0131
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Tropical Gnatcatcher Polioptila plumbea

Guyana-0842  Guyana-0845 
Pale-breasted Thrush Turdus leucomelas

Guyana-0941  Guyana-0942 
Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus
Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo

Guyana-8713  for the record!
Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus

Guyana-0900  Guyana-0904  Guyana-0902
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum

Guyana-8544  Guyana-8718  Guyana-0926  Guyana-0924
Finsch's Euphonia Euphonia finschi

Grassland Sparrow Ammodramus humeralis
Gray Seedeater Sporophila intermedia

Red-capped Cardinal Paroaria gularis

Guyana-8722  Guyana-8724  Guyana-8730    Guyana-8748  Guyana-8750
Green Oropendola Psarocolius viridis
Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus

Guyana-0252  Guyana-0253 
Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela

Yellow Oriole Icterus nigrogularis

Guyana-0460  Guyana-0457  Guyana-0461
Giant Cowbird Scaphidura oryzivora

Guyana-8706  Guyana-8705 
Red-breasted Blackbird Sturnella militaris
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Guyana-0757  Guyana-0749  Guyana-0748 
Carib Grackle Quiscalus lugubris

Guyana-8466  Guyana-8467 

110 +

Unidentified Birds

It would be helpful if any one viewing these pages could give a positive identification of these birds.  I have numbered them and given a location within Guyana.  Please contact me at rob@robs-journeys.co.uk  or robburton@hotmail.co.uk   By clicking on the photo it should be possibly to reach Flikr wher an enlargement is possible.

1. Possibly Roadside Hawk?  Rock View Lodge


2. Possibly Purple-throated Fruit Crow   Rock View Lodge    (or more likely Red breasted Blackbird)

Guyana-0744  Guyana-0481 

3.    Rock View Lodge

4. On Power cables near restaurant Rock View Lodge

Guyana-0431  Possibly Water Tyrant

5. Boro Boro River Surama   red rump stumps me

Guyana-9750  Guyana-2

6. Possibly Jacamar (See main list) Surama Eco Lodge


7.  LBJ?!   Surama Eco Lodge

Guyana-9507  Guyana-9502

8.Surama Eco Lodge



9.  Georgetown


  Flowers and Fungi


Guyana-8522  Guyana-8361 Guyana-0377 Guyana-3089  Guyana-3092  Guyana-0382

Victoria Amazonica

 Guyana-0374    Guyana-0877  Guyana-0871  Guyana-0863  Guyana-0846  Guyana-0408  Guyana-9970  Guyana-3043  Guyana-9746  Guyana-8629  Guyana-2986  Guyana-9344  Guyana-2953  Guyana-8404  Guyana-0437  Guyana-0434  Guyana-0433  Guyana-9858  Guyana-9808  Guyana-3031  Guyana-9523  Guyana-9016  Guyana-9130  Guyana-9018  Guyana-9013  Guyana-9011 

Guyana-9817  Guyana-9816  Guyana-8546 

  Jumbie Basket


Guyana-8442  Guyana-8428  Guyana-8379  

West Indian Manatee         Trichecus manatus

Guyana-8833  Guyana-8832  Guyana-0505 

Wedge-capped Capuchin     Cebus olivaceus                  Black Spider Monkey       Ateles paniscus

Guyana-3050  Tortoise killed by Jaguar

Guyana-9027  Guyana-9001  Guyana-8998 

 Tapir    Tapirus terrestris

Guyana-9252  Guyana-9247   Brazilian or Red-rumped Agouti  Dasyprocta leporina

Guyana-8793  Guyana-0090  Guyana-0091  Guyana-8811

Guyanan Red Howler       Alouatta seniculus

  Guyana-0365  Guyana-0364  Guyana-0356 Guyana-0336  Guyana-0338  Giant River Otter     Pteronura brasiliensis

Guyana-3083  Guyana-3082  Guyana-9257  Guyana-9261   Guyana-2961  Guyana-0866  Guyana-0724  Coral Snake Guyana-9143  Guyana-0908

Guyana-9311  Guyana-9309   Side-necked Turtle

Guyana-9277  Guyana-9600  Guyana-9222    Bats

Insects and other wildlife

Guyana-3102  Guyana-3067  Guyana-3069  Guyana-3064  Guyana-3005  Guyana-3004  Guyana-3002  Guyana-3017     Guyana-3016  Guyana-0865  Guyana-0522  Guyana-3037  Guyana-3035  Guyana-9815  Guyana-3017  Guyana-3011  Guyana-3009  Guyana-3006  Guyana-3003  Guyana-3001  Guyana-9137   Guyana-8901  Guyana-8548 

Fish and water animals

Guyana-3060  Guyana-9829  Guyana-3057

Yellow-banded Poison Dart Frog       Dendrobates leucomelas

 Guyana-3096  Guyana-9634  Guyana-2  Guyana-3014  Guyana-2985  Guyana-2980  Guyana-2977  Guyana-0417

  Guyana-8947  Guyana-8945  Guyana-0230 Black Caiman Guyana-0222 

Guyana-0129  Guyana-0108  Guyana-2972  Guyana-2971  Guyana-8686 

                                                             Cat Fish                                                             Peacock Bass                                                                 

Guyana-0127   Piara

Other phenomenon    Sun Halo  or  sun dog, scientific name parhelion

Guyana-3029  Guyana-3028