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The Manu Wildlife Center

Is a 44 bed lodge located on the Madre de Dios river and only 90 minutes by motorized dugout canoe from the Boca Manu airstrip at the confluence of the Manu and Alto Madre de Dios rivers. It is owned by Manu Expeditions and the Peru Verde Conservation Group, a non-profit, nongovernment organization involved in rainforest conservation projects. Manu Wildlife Center is a privately owned rainforest reserve which forms part of the Manu Biosphere Reserve. It is located in the Cultural Reserved Zone, set aside for indigenous Amazonian peoples. The lodge is on the banks of the Madre de Dios River in pristine rainforest Eight and eighteen seater Beechcraft, Cessna or Twin Otter planes fly from the Cusco international airport to Boca Manu. The flight takes about 40 minutes. From here comfortable motorized dugouts are used for the 90 minute trip to the Manu Wildlife Center. Alternatively, a longer and more adventurous journey can be made by road and river from Cuzco. In this trip you visit other important areas of Manu on your way to Manu

Wildlife Centre

Manu Wildlife Centre consists of 22 double bungalows built in the style of, and using the same materials as the local Machiguenga indigenous communities. Local wood, bamboo and palm fronds are used for the roofing. All materials that have been used have been sustainably harvested or brought in from distant areas.

For example, the wood used in the construction is collected from the river as, each rainy season, hundreds of trees are washed into the river as it cuts its ever-changing course. On an average of every three or four years the river actually enters the lodge towards the end of the wet season (around March) therefore all the
bungalows are raised and connected to each other and the rest of the lodge facilities by gravel walkways. Each room has good quality foam mattresses and all beds have cotton sheets and quilts (best for hot tropical conditions). Although all the rooms are screened with imported insect netting, beds are furnished with individual mosquito nets. Furniture includes bedside tables and writing tables. The bungalows are arranged around a pleasant and well planned Amazonian garden with plants and shrubs that attract birds, butterflies and mammals. All bungalows are private and separated from each other for privacy and all have large windows facing the forest and garden. All the 22 bungalows boast private toilet and shower facilities. Hot and cold water is always available and all toilets facilities are flush. The dining area is separate from the other facilities but close to all bungalows and the nearby kitchen area. Food is good and wholesome not gourmet, and we use a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, grains and meats in our menu. Our cooks are used to providing for vegetarian diets. There is a separate bar and lounge area which is located a short distance from the dining area. A variety of cold non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are always available here.

The lodge is strategically located in an area of forest that counts on the highest diversity of micro-habitats in the Manu area. This means that there are more species of animals, birds, reptiles and insects than elsewhere in Manu. Tierra-firme, transitional floodplain, varzea and bamboo forest is found close to the lodge plus successional willow and cane stands on beaches and river islands, resulting in the highest bio-diversity in the Manu area. An astounding 550 species of birds have been recorded around the lodge.. The Blanquillo Macaw and Parrot lick is only 25 minutes away by river and we use floating blinds to get you close to this amazing wildlife spectacle, where up to 200 Macaws and many hundreds of their smaller relatives come to eat clay essential to their digestion. There are 4 ox-bow lakes in the area and we have floating platforms so that access to the lakes ensures that all lakeside fauna can be readily observed. There are 3 families of the endangered Giant Otters on these lakes and small streams. About an hours walk through the forest is a large mammal lick where Tapirs, the largest South American land mammal, regularly come for minerals. At night Brocket Deer and other animals share this necessary ingredient to the digestive system. There is a large, raised blind here equipped with mattresses and mosquito nets for those who want to spend the night in comfort observing these nocturnal creatures. During the day several species of small forest Parakeets and Parrotlets as well as Guan, Curassows and Black Spider Monkeys regularly visit the lick. Canopy access is easy at Manu Wildlife Center, we have a canopy tower strategically placed at a flowering canopy tree that attracts Monkeys, Hummingbirds, Toucans, Parrots and a host of other creatures. Access to this tower is by a harness and rope assisted climb There is also a static canopy platform in a large canopy emergent that is accessed by a metal, spiral stairway that anyone can use at any time. It is the only accessible canopy platform of it's kind in Peru. Studies have been made for the possibility of constructing a canopy walkway.

Manu Wildlife Center frequently has onsite researchers and scientists - we are proud to sponsor their research.
As a lodge we actively promote and give a helping hand to students and post-graduates who do various kinds of scientific research in the area. These scientists are always happy to share their knowledge and expertise with visiting guests. The lodge relies heavily on workers from the local Machiguenga and Piro communities and provides jobs and training that help better the standard of living in the local villages without prejudicing their ideal-or idealistic life-style. We offer them choice and opportunity that, prior to tourism, did not exist.


The Amazon basin rain forest is hot and humid all year around with little variation from midsummer (December) and midwinter (June) due to Manu being only 12 degrees south of the Equator. Daytime temperatures regularly reach into the mid-thirties celsius. In midwinter (June to mid-September) however, cold wind movements from the Patagonian plains move far enough north to affect the southern edge of the Amazon. These infrequent weather movements, known locally as “friajes”, last from one to three days and temperatures at night can drop as low as 10C. We recommend you pack a sweater or light jacket just in case.

Manu is a rainforest, even if it is a dry rainforest as rainforests go, and as such rain may be encountered at any time of year, however during the “dry season” from May to October there is far less than in the “wet season” from late November to April. A trip to Manu is feasible any month of the year. Mornings are generally warm and sunny, with temperatures in the mid 20's C and some cloud in the afternoons. Precipitation patterns in the mountains are the same as for Manu. Anyone who is in good general health can participate on a Manu or Andes trip. Biting insects are present in Manu, but less bothersome than mosquitoes in North America or midges in Scotland. Our overland vehicles are specially designed for the tough terrain and river transport is by roofed motorized dug-outs. Life jackets are provided and spare outboards are always taken as backup. In the mountains, all our gear is carried by mules, and saddle ponies are provided for everyone so you can ride or hike as you like. Manu is isolated (there are un-contacted Amerindian groups just a few hours away) as are the majority of our horse-supported treks, and we do our best to make your trip as comfortable and interesting as possible. As in any remote area, a positive attitude and willingness to accept the unexpected as part of the experience is essential.


Malaria prophylactics and yellow fever vaccination recommended for Manu. While it is not mandatory for entering into Peru, and no official is likely to demand to see proof of your vaccination against any disease, some protection is recommended. Consult your physician or local travelers' clinic for the latest recommendations. For general travel, vaccinations or boosters against tetanus, typhoid/diphtheria, Hepatitis A, and polio are commonly advised. The World Health Organization does not recommend vaccination against cholera. In the event of a real emergency we can call in air ambulance evacuation in Manu and evacuate quickly in the mountains. Personal medications should be brought by each participant as needed. Our leaders on these trips have first aid skills and we carry a large sophisticated medical kit on all trips.

Bird List

Gray Tinamou Tinamus tao BW
Great Tinamou Tinamus major
White-throated Tinamou Tinamus guttatus BW
Cinereous Tinamou Crypturellus cinereus
Little Tinamou Crypturellus soui
Undulated Tinamou Crypturellus undulatus
Black-capped Tinamou Crypturellus atrocapillus
Brazilian Tinamou Crypturellus strigulosus AW/HL
Variegated Tinamou Crypturellus variegatus BW
Bartlett's Tinamou Crypturellus bartletti
Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis RZ
Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
Horned Screamer Anhima cornuta
Masked Duck Oxyura dominica RY
Orinoco Goose Neochen jubata
Muscovy Duck Cairina moschata
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea EB/BW
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Capped Heron Pilherodius pileatus
White-necked Heron Ardea cocoi
Great Egret Casmerodius albus
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron Butorides striatus
Agami Heron Agamia agami
Boat-billed Heron Cochlearius cochleariu
Rufescent Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma lineatum
Zigzag Heron Zebrilus undulatus WM
Green Ibis Mesembrinibis cayennnsis
Roseate Spoonbill Ajaia ajaja
Wood Stork Mycteria americana
Jabiru Jabiru mycteria
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Greater Yellow-headed Vulture Cathartes melambrotus
King Vulture Sarcoramphus papa
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Gray-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis EB
Hook-billed Kite Chondrohierax uncinatus
Swallow-tailed Kite Elanoides forficatus
Snail Kite Rostrhamus sociabilis
Slender-billed Kite Rostrhamus hamatus BW
Double-toothed Kite Harpagus bidentatus
Plumbeous Kite Ictinia plumbea
Gray-bellied Goshawk Accipiter poliogaster EB
Tiny Hawk Accipiter superciliosus BW
Bicolored Hawk Accipiter bicolor CB/BW
Crane Hawk Geranospiza caerulescens
Slate-colored Hawk Leucopternis schistacea
White-browed Hawk Leucopternis kuhli JB/CB/SH
Great Black-Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga
Black-collared Hawk Busarellus nigricollis
Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Short-tailed Hawk Buteo brachyurus
Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus BW
Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis HL
Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja WM/PD/KZ
Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle Spizastur melanoleucus SH
Black Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus tyrannus
Ornate Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus ornatus
Black Caracara Daptrius ater
Red-throated Caracara Daptrius americanus
Laughing Falcon Herpetotheres cachinnans
Barred Forest-Falcon Micrastur ruficollis
Lined Forest-Falcon Micrastur gilvicollis
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon Micrastur mirandollei
Collared Forest-Falcon Micrastur semitorquatus
Buckley's Forest-Falcon Micrastur buckleyi BW
Bat Falcon Falco rufigularis
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus CB
Orange-breasted Falcon Falco deiroleucus BW
Speckled Chachalaca Ortalis guttata
Spix's Guan Penelope jacquacu
Common Piping-Guan Pipile cumanensis
Razor-billed Curassow Mitu tuberosa
Starred Wood-Quail Odontophorus stellatus
Rufous-sided Crake Laterallus melanophaius
Gray-breasted Crake Laterallus exilis BW
Gray-necked Wood-Rail Aramides cajanea
Uniform Crake Amaurolimnas concolor
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus
Azure Gallinule Porphyrio flavirostris
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Sungrebe Heliornis fulica
Sunbittern Eurypyga helias
Limpkin Aramus guarauna
Pale-winged Trumpeter Psophia leucoptera
Wattled Jacana Jacana jacana
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda(Boca Manu)BW
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres EB
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Spotted Sandpiper Tringa macularia
Bairds Sandpiper Calidris bairdii GR/DL
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Sanderling Calidris alba CB
Stilt Sandpiper Micropalama himantopus BW
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis BW
White-backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus BW
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica (Boca Manu) BW
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris
Pied Lapwing Vanellus cayanus
Andean Gull Larus serranus BW (Boca Manu)
Large-billed Tern Phaetusa simplex
Yellow-billed Tern Sterna superciliaris
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
Scaled Pigeon Columba speciosa EB
Pale-vented Pigeon Columba cayennensis
Plumbeous Pigeon Columba plumbea
Ruddy Pigeon Columba subvinacea
Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti (Boca Manu)
Picui Ground-Dove Columbina picui CB/DW(Boca Manu)
Blue Ground-Dove Claravis pretiosa (Boca Manu)
Gray-fronted Dove Leptotila rufaxilla
Violaceous Quail-Dove Geotrygon violacea TK
Ruddy Quail-Dove Geotrygon montana
Blue-and-yellow Macaw Ara ararauna

Scarlet Macaw Ara macao

Red-and-green Macaw Ara chloropterus
Chestnut-fronted Macaw Ara severa
Red-bellied Macaw Ara manilata
Blue-headed Macaw Ara couloni
White-eyed Parakeet Aratinga leucophthalmus
Dusky-headed Parakeet Aratinga weddellii
Painted Parakeet Pyrrhura picta
Rock Parakeet Pyrruhra rupicola
Dusky-billed Parrotlet Forpus sclateri
Cobalt-winged Parakeet Brotogeris cyanoptera
Tui Parakeet Brotogeris sanctithomae
Amazonian Parrotlet Nannopsittaca dachilleae CBY
White-bellied Parrot Pionites leucogaster
Orange-cheeked Parrot Pionopsitta barrabandi
Blue-headed Parrot Pionus menstruus
Yellow-crowned Parrot Amazona ochrocephala
Mealy Parrot Amazona farinosa
Ash-colored Cuckoo Coccyzus cinereus CB/RZ
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Cocyzus americanus CZ
Dark-billed Cuckoo Cocyzus melacoryphus AW
Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana
Black-bellied Cuckoo Piaya melanogaster
Little Cuckoo Piaya minuta BW
Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin
Greater Ani Crotophaga major
Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani
Striped Cuckoo Tapera naevia
Pheasant Cuckoo Dromococcyx phasianellus
Pavonine Cuckoo Dromococcyx pavoninus
Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo Neomorphus geoffroyi BW
Tropical Screech-Owl Otus choliba
Tawny-bellied Screech-Owl Otus watsonii
Mottled Owl Strix virgata
Black-banded Owl Strix huhula
Striped Owl Rhinoptynx clamator(BM) RR/JA
Crested Owl Lophostrix cristata
Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata
Amazonian Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium hardyi
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium brasilianum
Oilbird Steatornis caripensis HL
Great Potoo Nyctibius grandis
Gray Potoo Nyctibius griseus
Long-tailed Potoo Nyctibius aethereus BW
Short-tailed Nighthawk Lurocalis semitorquatus
Sand-colored Nighthawk Chordeiles rupestris
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor BW/GR/DL
Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis
Ocellated Poorwill Nyctiphrynus ocellatus
Rufous Nightjar Caprimulgus rufus EB
Silky-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus sericocaudatus BW
Ladder-tailed Nightjar Hydropsalis climacocerca
Scissor-tailed Nightjar hydropsalis brasiliana DG
White-collared Swift Streptoprocne zonaris
White-chested Swift Cy[seloides lemosi DL
Chestnut-collared Swift Cypseloides rutilus BW/DL/GR
Gray-rumped Swift Chaetura cinereiventris
Pale-rumped Swift Chaetura egregia
Short-tailed Swift Chaetura brachyura
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift Tachornis squamata
Lesser Swallow-tailed Swift Panyptila cayennensis
Rufous-breasted Hermit Glaucis hirsuta
Pale-tailed Barbthroat Threnetes leucurus
Great-billed Hermit Phaethornis malaris
White-bearded Hermit Phaethornis hispidu
Needle-billed Hermit Phaethornis philippii BW
White-browed Hermit Phaethornis stuarti SH
Reddish Hermit Phaethornis ruber BW
Gray-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus largipennis
White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora
Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis EB Cam
Festive Coquette Lophornis chalybea BW
Black-bellied Thorntail Popelairia langsdorffi BW
Blue-tailed Emerald Chlorostilbon mellisugus
Fork-tailed Woodnymph Thalurania furcata
White-chinned Sapphire Hylocharis cyanus
Golden-tailed Sapphire Chrysuronia oenone
Sapphire-spangled Emerald Amazilia lactea
Gould's Jewelfront Heliodoxa aurescens
Black-eared Fairy Heliothryx aurita
Long-billed Starthroat Heliomaster longirostris
Amethyst Woodstar Calliphlox amethystina
Pavonine Quetzal Pharomachrus pavoninus
Black-tailed Trogon Trogon melanurus
White-tailed Trogon Trogon viridis
Collared Trogon Trogon collaris
Blue-crowned Trogon Trogon curucui
Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus
Ringed Kingfisher Ceryle torquata
Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona
Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher Chloroceryle inda
American Pygmy Kingfisher Chloroceryle aenea
Broad-billed Motmot Electron platyrhynchum
Rufous Motmot Baryphthengus martii
Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota
Purus Jacamar Galbalcyrhynchus purusianus
White-throated Jacamar Brachygalba albogularis EB Cam
Bluish-fronted Jacamar Galbula cyanescens
Paradise Jacamar Galbula dea DW/BW
Great Jacamar Jacamerops aureus
White-necked Puffbird Notharchus macorhynchus SH
Pied Puffbird Notharchus tectus JB
Chestnut-capped Puffbird Bucco macrodactylus
Spotted Puffbird Bucco tamatia EB/RY
Collared Puffbird Bucco capensis EB/BW
Striolated Puffbird Nystalus striolatus
Semicollared Puffbird Malacoptila semicincta
Rufous-capped Nunlet Nonnula ruficapilla
Black-fronted Nunbird Monasa nigrifrons
White-fronted Nunbird Monasa morphoeus

Swallow-wing Chelidoptera tenebrosa

Gilded Barbet Capito auratus
Lemon-throated Barbet Eubucco richardsoni
Scarlet-hooded Barbet Eubucco tucinkae EB/CBY/BW
Emerald Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Lettered Aracari Pteroglossus inscriptus
Brown-mandibled Aracari Pteroglossus mariae
Chestnut-eared Aracari Pteroglossus castanotis
Curl-crested Aracari Pteroglossus beauharnaesii
Golden-collared Toucanet Selenidera reinwardtii
Channel-billed Toucan Ramphastos vitellinus
White throated(Cuvier's)Toucan Ramphastos (cuvieri)tucanus
Bar-breasted Piculet Picumnus aurifrons
Rufous-breasted Piculet Picumnus rufiventris
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Melanerpes cruentatus
Little Woodpecker Veniliornis passerinus
Red-stained Woodpecker Veniliornis affinis
White-throated Woodpecker Piculus leucolaemus
Yellow-throated Woodpecker Piculus flavigula
Golden-green Woodpecker Piculus chrysochloros
Spot-breasted Woodpecker Colaptes punctigula
Scaly-breasted Woodpecker Celeus grammicus
Chestnut Woodpecker Celeus elegans
Cream-colored Woodpecker Celeus flavus
Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis
Ringed Woodpecker Celeus torquatus
Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
Red-necked Woodpecker Campephilus rubricollis
Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos
Plain-brown Woodcreeper Dendrocincla fuliginosa
White-chinned Woodcreeper Dendrocincla merula
Long-tailed Woodcreeper Deconychura longicauda
Olivaceous Woodcreeper Sittasomus griseicapillus
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Glyphorynchus spirurus
Long-billed Woodcreeper Nasica longirostris
Cinnamon-throated Woodcreeper Dendrexetastes rufigula
Rusty-breasted Woodcreeper Xiphocolaptes orenocensis
Barred Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes certhia BW/SH
Black-banded Woodcreeper Dendrocolaptes picumnus SH
Straight-billed Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus picus
Striped Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus obsoletus
Ocellated Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus ocellatus
Elegent Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus elegans
Buff-throated Woodcreeper Xiphorhynchus guttatus
Lineated Woodcreeper Lepidocolaptes albolineatus
Red-billed Scythebill Campylorhamphus trochilirostris
Pale-legged Hornero Furnarius leucopus
Dark-breasted Spinetail Synallaxis albigularis
Cabanis' Spinetail Synallaxis cabanisi
Plain-crowned Spinetail Synallaxis gujanensis
Ruddy Spinetail Synallaxis rutilans
Speckled Spinetail Cranioleuca gutturata
Plain Softtail Phacellodomus fusciceps
Orange-fronted Plushcrown Metopothrix aurantiacus BW
Chestnut-winged Hookbill Ancistrops strigilatus
Striped Woodhaunter Hyloctistes subulatus
Rufous-tailed Foliage-gleaner Philydor ruficaudatus
Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner Philydor pyrrhodes
Rufous-rumped Foliage-gleaner Philydor erythrocercus
Chestnut-winged Foliage-gleaner Philydor erythropterus
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner Philydor rufus
Peruvian Recurvebill Simoxenops ucayalae
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner Automolus ochrolaemus
Dusky-cheeked Foliage-gleaner Automolus dorsalis
Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner Automolus infuscatus
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner Automolus rubiginosus
Chestnut-crowned Foliage-gleaner Automolus rufipileatus
Brown-rumped Foliage-gleaner Automolus melanopezus BW
Gray-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus albigularis CBY
Black-tailed Leaftosser Sclerurus caudacutus
Tawny-throated Leaftosser Sclerurus mexicanus CBY/HL
Point-tailed Palmcreeper Berlepschia rikeri EB/BW/CBY
Rufous-tailed Xenops Xenops milleri
Slender-billed Xenops Xenops tenuirostris
Plain Xenops Xenops minutus
Fasciated Antshrike Cymbilaimus lineatus
Bamboo Antshrike Cymbilaimus sanctaemariae
Undulated Antshrike Frederickena unduligera NG
Great Antshrike Taraba major
Barred Antshrike Thamnophilus doliatus
White-shouldered Antshrike Thamnophilus aethiops
Plain-winged Antshrike Thamnophilus schistaceus
Spot-winged Antshrike Pygiptila stellaris
Dusky-throated Antshrike Thamnomanes ardesiacus
Bluish-slate Antshrike Thamnomanes schistogynus
Pygmy Antwren Myrmotherula brachyura
Sclater's Antwren Myrmotherula sclateri
Amazonian Streaked Antwren Myrmotherula multostriata
Plain-throated Antwren Myrmotherula hauxwelli
White-eyed Antwren Myrmotherula leucophthalma BW
Stipple-throated Antwren Myrmotherula haematonota BW
Ornate Antwren Myrmotherula ornata EB/BW
White-flanked Antwren Myrmotherula axillaris
Long-winged Antwren Myrmotherula longipennis
Ihering's Antwren Myrmotherula iheringi BW/DW
Gray Antwren Myrmotherula menetriesii
Banded Antwren Dichrozona cincta
Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis CB
Striated Antbird Drymophila devillei
Chestnut-shouldered Antwren Terenura humeralis
Gray Antbird Cercomacra cinerascens
Blackish Antbird Cercomacra nigrescens
Manu Antbird Cercomacra manu
Black Bushbird Neoctantes niger AW
White-browed Antbird Myrmoborus leucophry
Black-faced Antbird Myrmoborus myotherinus
Warbling Antbird Hypocnemis cantator
Band-tailed Antbird Hypocnemoides maculicauda
Silvered Antbird Sclateria naevia
White-lined Antbird Percnostola lophotes
Spot-winged Antbird Percnostola leucostigma
Chestnut-tailed Antbird Myrmeciza hemimelaena

Plumbeous Antbird Myrmeciza hyperythra

Goeldi's Antbird Myrmeciza goeldii
Sooty Antbird Myrmeciza fortis
Black-throated Antbird Myrmeciza atrothorax
White-throated Antbird Gymnopithys salvini
Hairy-crested Antbird Rhegmatorhina melanosticta
Spot-backed Antbird Hylophylax naevia
Scale-backed Antbird Hylophylax poecilinota
Black-spotted Bare-eye Phlegopsis nigromaculata
Rufous-capped Antthrush Formicarius colma
Black-faced Antthrush Formicarius analis
Rufous-fronted Antthrush Formicarius rufifrons
Striated Antthrush Chamaeza nobilis KZ/BW
Elusive Antpitta Grallaria eludens
Amazonian Antpitta Hylopezus berlepschi
Thrush-like Antpitta Myrmothera campanisona
Ash-throated Gnateater Conopophaga peruviana BW
Rusty-belted Tapaculo Liosceles thoracicus
Cinereous Mourner Laniocera hypopyrra
White-browed Purpletuft Iodopleura isabellae BW
Elegent Mourner Laniisoma elegans B
Screaming Piha Lipaugus vociferans
Purple-throated Cotinga Porphyrolaema porphyrolaema
Plum-throated Cotinga Cotinga maynana
Spangled Cotinga Cotinga cayana
Black-faced Cotinga Conioptilon mcilhennyi BW/CB
Bare-necked Fruitcrow Gymnoderus foetidus
Purple-throated Fruitcrow Querula purpurata
Amazonian Umbrellabird Cephalopterus ornatus BW/WM
Band-tailed Manakin Pipra fasciicauda
Round-tailed Manakin Pipra chloromeros
Blue-crowned Manakin Pipra coronata
Blue-backed Manakin Chiroxiphia pareola
Fiery-capped Manakin Machaeropterus pyrocephalus HL
Cinnamon Tyrant-Manakin Neopipo cinnamomea EB/SH/RZ
Sulphur-bellied Tyrant-Manakin Neopelma sulphureiventer EB
Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin Tyranneutes stolzmanni
Wing-barred Piprites Piprites chloris
Olive-striped Flycatcher Mionectes olivaceus
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mionectes oleagineus
McConnell's Flycatcher Mionectes macconnelli
Sepia-capped Flycatcher Leptopogon amaurocephalus
White-cheeked Tody-Flycatcher Poecilotriccus albifacies DW/BW
Flammulated Bamboo-Tyrant Hemitriccus flammulatus
White-bellied Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus greiseipectus
Johannis' Tody-Tyrant Hemitriccus iohannis
Rusty-fronted Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum latirostre
Spotted Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum maculatum
Yellow-browed Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum chrysocrotaphum
Ringed Antpipit Corythopis torquata
Slender-footed Tyrannulet Zimmerius gracilipes SH/BW
White-lored Tyrannulet Ornithion inerme
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet Camptostoma obsoletum
Mouse-colored Tyrannulet Phaeomyias murina
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet Tyrannulus elatus
Amazonian Scrub-Flycatcher Sublegatus modestus AW
Southern Scrub-Flycatcher Sublegatus modestus AW
Forest Elaenia Myiopagis gaimardii
Gray Elaenia Myiopagis caniceps
Yellow-bellied Elaenia Elaenia flavogaster
Large Elaenia Elaenia spectabilis NG
Small-billed Elaenia Elaenia parvirostris(Boca Manu)BW
Slaty Elaenia Elaenia strepera CBY
Mottle-backed Elaenia Elaenia gigas
Plain-crested Elaenia Elaenia crisata (Boca Manu) JA
River Tyrannulet Serpophaga hypoleuca BW
Plain Tyrannulet Inezia inornata
Short-tailed Pygmy-Tyrant Myiornis ecaudatus
Large-headed Flatbill Ramphotrigon megacephala
Dusky-tailed Flatbill Ramphotrigon fuscicauda
Rufous-tailed Flatbill Ramphotrigon ruficauda
Olivaceous Flatbill Rhynchocyclus olivaceus
Yellow-margined Flycatcher Tolmomyias assimilis
Gray-crowned Flycatcher Tolmomyias poliocephalus
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher Tolmomyias flaviventris SH
Golden-crowned Spadebill Platyrinchus coronatus
White-crested Spadebill Platyrinchus platyrhynchos
Royal Flycatcher Onychorhynchus coronatus
Bran-colored Flycatcher Myiophobus fasciatus
Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Myiobius erythrurus
Fuscous Flycatcher Cnemotriccus fuscatus
Euler's Flycatcher Lathrotriccus euleri
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus borealis
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Drab Water-Tyrant Ochthornis littoralis
Streak-throated Bush-Tyrant Myiotheretes striaticollis HL/NG
Little Ground-Tyrant Muscisaxicola fluviatilis
Black-backed Water-Tyrant Fluvicola allbiventer BW
Yellow-browed Tyrant Satrapa icterophrys
Dull-capped Attila Attila bolivianus
Bright-rumped Attila Attila spadiceus
Grayish Mourner Rhytipterna simplex
Sirystes Sirystes sibilator
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer BW/SH/PD
Swainsons Flycatcher Myiarchus swainsoni BW
Short-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus ferox
Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus RZ
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savanna RY
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Variegated Flycatcher Empidonomus varius
Crowned Slaty-Flycatcher Griseotyrannu aurantioatrocrista
Sulphury Flycatcher Tyrannopsis sulphurea
Boat-billed Flycatcher Megarynchus pitangua
Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris
Rusty-margined Flycatcher Myiozetetes cayanensis BW
Social Flycatcher Myiozetetes similis
Gray-capped Flycatcher Myiozetetes granadensis
Three-striped Flycatcher Conopias trivirgata AW/SH/BW/CB
Dusky-chested Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius KZ/SH
Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius

Plumbeous Antbird Myrmeciza hyperythra

Lesser Kiskadee Philohydor lictor
Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus
Greater Schiffornis Schiffornis major
Thrush-like Schiffornis Schiffornis turdinus
Chestnut-crowned Becard Pachyramphus castaneus
White-winged Becard Pachyramphus polychopterus
Black-capped Becard Pachyramphus marginatus SH
Cinereous Becard Pachyramphus rufus SH
Pink-throated Becard Pachyramphus minor
Black-tailed Tityra Tityra cayana
Masked Tityra Tityra semifasciata RY
Black-crowned Tityra Tityra inquisitor
Purplish Jay Cyanocorax cyanomelas
Violaceous Jay Cyanocorax violaceus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Lemon-chested Greenlet Hylophilus thoracicus
Dusky-capped Greenlet Hylophilus hypoxanthus
Tawny-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus ochraceiceps
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Creamy-bellied Thrush Turdus amaurochalinus SH/BW
Black-billed Thrush Turdus ignobilis
Lawrence's Thrush Turdus lawrencii
Hauxwell's Thrush Turdus hauxwelli
White-necked Thrush Turdus albicollis
Black-capped Donacobius Donacobius atricapillus
Thrush-like Wren Campylorhynchus turdinus
Moustached Wren Thryothorus genibarbis
Buff-breasted Wren Thryothorus leucotis EB/CB/HL
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Southern Nightingale-Wren Microcerculus marginatus
Musician Wren Cyphorhinus aradus
Long-billed Gnatwren Ramphocaenus melanurus
White-winged Swallow Tachycineta albiventer
White-rumped Swallow Tachycineta leucorrhoa BW
Brown-chested Martin Phaeoprogne tapera
Purple Martin Progne subis RW/RAR
Southern Martin Progne modesta BW
Gray-breasted Martin Progne chalybea
Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca
White-banded Swallow Atticora fasciata
White-thighed Swallow Neochelidon tibialis BW/CB
Southern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow Hirundo pyrrhonota RW/RR
Hooded Siskin Carduelis magellanica
Masked Yellowthroat Geothlypsis aequinoctalis AW
Buff-rumped Warbler Basileuterus fulvicauda
Yellow-browed Sparrow Ammodramus aurifrons
Pectoral Sparrow Arremon taciturnus
Red-capped Cardinal Paroaria gularis
Bananaquit Coereba flaveola
Chestnut-vented Conebill Conirostrum speciosum
Red-billed Pied Tanager Lamprospiza melanoleuca DW/DL
Magpie Tanager Cissopis leveriana
Orange-headed Tanager Thlypopsis sordida
Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira BW
Yellow-backed Tanager Hemithraupis flavicollis
Hooded Tanager Nemosia pileata
White-winged Shrike-Tanager Lanio versicolor
Flame-crested Tanager Tachyphonus cristatus GE/DL/GR
Yellow-crested Tanager Tachyphonus rufiventer SH
White-shouldered Tanager Tachyphonus luctuosus
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager Habia rubica
Masked Crimson Tanager Ramphocelus nigrogularis
Silver-beaked Tanager Ramphocelus carbo
Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus
Blue-naped Chlorophonia Chlorophonia cyanea
Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum
Purpl-throated Euphonia Euphonia chlrotica NBC Nov 1997
Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris
White-lored Euphonia Euphonia chrysopasta
White-vented Euphonia Euphonia minuta
Orange-bellied Euphonia Euphonia xanthogaster
Rufous-bellied Euphonia Euphonia rufiventris
Turquoise Tanager Tangara mexicana
Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola
Paradise Tanager Tangara chilensis
Green-and-gold Tanager Tangara schrankii
Yellow-bellied Tanager Tangara xanthogastra SH
Opal-crowned Tanager Tangara callophrys
Opal-rumped Tanager Tangara velia
Masked Tanager Tangara nigrocincta RY/BW
Black-faced Dacnis Dacnis lineata
Yellow-bellied Dacnis Dacnis flaviventer
Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana
Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza
Purple Honeycreeper Cyanerpes caeruleus
Swallow-Tanager Tersina viridis
Blue-black Grassquit Volatinia jacarina
Variable Seedeater Sporophilia americana
Black-and-white Seedeater Sporophila luctuosa
Double-collared Seedeater Sporophila caerulescens
Chestnut-bellied Seedeater Sporophila castaneiventris
Black-billed Seed-Finch Oryzoborus atrirostris
Lesser Seed-Finch Oryzoborus angolensis
Yellow-shouldered Grosbeak Caryothraustes humeralis
Slate-colored Grosbeak Pitylus grossus
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus
Grayish Saltator Saltator coerulescens
Blue-black Grosbeak Cyanocompsa cyanoides
Casqued Oropendola Psarocolius oseryi
Crested Oropendola Psarocolius decumanus
Russet-backed Oropendola Psarocolius angustifrons
Amazonian Oropendola Gymnostinops bifasciatus
Yellow-rumped Cacique Cacicus cela
Solitary Cacique Cacicus solitarius
Red-rumped Cacique Cacicus haemorrhous BW
Epaulet Oriole Icterus cayanensis
Troupial Icterus icterus
Red-breasted/White-browed Blackbird Leistes spp. (Boca Manu) GR
Pale-eyed Blackbird Agelaius xanthophthalmus
Giant Cowbird Scaphidura oryzivora
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus(BocaManu)EB

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