A visit to remote Chupon

AN EYE WITNESS REPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AYACUCHO PERU A TALE OF THISTELTAILS, ANTPITTAS, NON-DESCRIPT TAPACULOS, RUINS AND HISTORY. The main square of Huamanga (Ayacucho) One day in May I visited the still remote Department of Ayacucho in south-central Peru. The chance came up to visit this site in Ayacucho due to the contacts […]

Vilcabamba Birds And Incan Vilcabamba

A short report from a weekend trip to the Vilcabamba Mountains. It’s most unusual that I send a blog to both my archeological and Inca expert friends and my ornithologist/birder colleagues but here it is. For the birders, Vilcabamba has a Thisteltail a Tapaculo and an enigmatic Brushfinch. For the explorers, historians and archaeologist it […]

The Hunt For The Scarlet – Banded Barbet Blog

Scarlet-banded Barbet by Alex Durand The topographical map of the isolated region of southern Loreto, in the wilds of northern central Peru, boasts several still-unnamed peaks. We were interested in just one, known as Peak 1538. This unromantic name records the altitude above sea level of this Lost World-like mountain. Conan Doyle could have used […]

Expeditions to the Cordillera del Condor

Expeditions to the Cordillera del Condor Most of the Cordillera del Cóndor runs in a north-south direction and straddles the Perú-Ecuador border, but at approximately 04˚53’44’’ S, 78˚53’32’’ W, the border takes a turn to the west with the ridges of the Cóndor continuing south into Perú. The northern potion of the Cordillera was visited […]

Birds of the Manu Biosphere Reserve 2006 Fieldiana Zoology

Birds of the Manu Biosphere Reserve Birds known from Manu Biosphere Reserve#, including records with vouchers or sight, sound, orsign records (localities in parentheses). Taxonomy, nomenclature, English names, and sequence followRemsen et al. (2006), except as noted. Elevational range is given in meters. Localities for recordsdocumented during recent NSF-funded surveys of the reserve are presentedwith […]

Birding the Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru

Birding the Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru Peru stands at the top of the international birder’s agenda. Complex patterns of biogeography and topography across many different ecotones have blessed the country with some of the greatest diversity and density of birds on earth. This coupled with its rich history and culture makes Peru a must see […]

Range extension for Short-tailed

Range extension for Short-tailed Range extension for Short-tailed Finch Idiopsar brachyurusinPeru with notes on its behaviour, plumage and soft-partcoloration and nomenclature Huw Lloyd, Barry Walker, Constantino Aucca Chutas and Fabrice Schmitt. Damos a conocer las primeras observaciones de Idiopsar brachyurusde la Cordillera del Vilcanotaen el dpto. Cusco, en el sur del Perú. Estas observaciones presentan […]

First record of Xenopsaris albinucha from Peru

First record of Xenopsaris albinucha from Peru Renzo Zeppilli, Huw Lloyd, Barry Walker, Claudia Torres and Wim ten Have Se reporta el primer registro de Xenopsaris albinucha para el Perú con evidencia fotográfica en las Pampas del Heath, Parque Nacional Bahuaja-Sonene ubicado en el dpto. Madre de Dios. En julio de 2004, se observó a […]