I know no birds

Admittedly, I am very bad at birds. Their beauty and diversity fascinates me, though I am far more interested in their respiratory physiology and the fact their dinosaurian ancestors.

However, I now think we know most of these guys, thanks to the help of fellow zoologist Terry Garner, who pointed me in the right direction for most of them, and University of Glasgow MSc student Carly Aulicky for confirming their identity – cheers guys!

Image 1 - Nocturnal curassow, Nothocrax urumutum. © X O'Reilly

Image 2 -  Sapphire quail-dove, Geotrygon saphirina. © X O'Reilly

Image 3 - Turquoise jay, Cyanolyca turcosa. © X O'Reilly

Image 4 - Grey-winged trumpeter, Psophia crepitans. © X O'Reilly

Image 5 - Spix guan, Penelope jacquacu. © X O'Reilly


  1. Wow the second one looks so dinosaur-like! (yes that is the extent of my bird knowledge)
    On another note, it's 27C where you are?! That is really quite unfair.

    1. 27C under canopy cover - outside the forest it's hotter, and the 90%+ humidity makes it feel even hotter than that! That's the Amazon for ya :)


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