This video says about itself:
While drawing in the Amazon in northern Peru, I’m joined by a helpful Gray-winged Trumpeter. This bird is tame but not captive, lives in the forest and comes and goes as it pleases. It seemed to like art, at least it liked pencils…we nicknamed it, “Birdito”.
Suriname, 18 February.
After yesterday, we will go to the south from Brownsberg today.
In the Brownsberg morning, a red howler monkey chorus. And the sounds of various frog species.
A late bat flying between the rainforest trees, as there is still fog stopping much sunlight.
White-tailed trogon sound.
A blue-headed parrot.
A painted parakeet.
A squirrel cuckoo.
Just after the pickup truck starts its downhill journey on the awful dirt road, grey-winged trumpeter birds.
Screaming piha sounds.
The bus has to stop. Chinese lorries manage to make the road more level by driving across the high spots. We can continue.
This is a video about korjaal (Surinamese river boat) traffic on the Suriname river.
From a korjaal, an osprey. A swallow-winged kite. Barn and white-winged swallows.
Spotted sandpipers on rocks in the river.
A swallow-winged puffbird on a tree.
We arrive on Isadou island.
Silver beaked tanager. Palm tanager.
On a big rock on the other bank, two pied lapwings.
Green garden lizards.
House wren. Grey kingbird.
On the other bank, a juvenile rufescent tiger-heron. It is drying its wings, so the beautiful water drop like-spots on its wings show. Only many minutes later, it folds it wings, then it flies away.
An hour later, the nightjar is still asleep on the same branch; from where it will fly away after dusk, to catch insects. The pied lapwings are also still there.
Endemic Neotropical Shorebirds: here.
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