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Snail Kite Portrait – Photo: Joel Sartore

Snail Kite – Photo: PSeubert – Flickr The Snail Kite is one of the few gregarious raptors in the world, and it is distributed along the Americas, reaching the Everglades in the North, and the Iguaçu falls in the South. Although it is a very widespread species and is distributed all along the lowlands of the …

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Capybara Family – Photo: Alfredo Fernandez

Few animal species are as distinct and unique as the Capybara. The Capybara, a rodent the size of a Labrador Retriever, is the biggest rodent in the world. Here, at the Tambo Blanquillo Private – Reserve, we have the luck of counting with a very healthy population of this species. In this blog post, we …

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Brown Capuchins – Photo: Andre Baertschi

Last month we introduced you to the species of ‘big’ monkeys that are most representative of the ecosystems with Manu National Park, with a special focus on the forests that surround Tambo Blanquillo Lodge. This month we introduce you to the most representative species of ‘small monkeys’ that inhabit the forests of Manu. Squirrel Monkey …

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Plum-throated Cotinga - Photo: Jess Findlay

Birding in Tambo Blanquillo Lodge – Photo: Alfredo Fernández For the last 27 years, the biggest event related to Birdwatching has occurred in Rutland, UK. Also known as the “Birdwatching Glastonbury”, the Bird Fair attracts thousands of birdwatching enthusiast from all over the world, as well as tourist operators and the leading brands in the …

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Giant River Otter - Photo: Dr. Rob Williams

Last month we explored some of the most common bird sounds found in the vicinities of Tambo Blanquillo Lodge, in Manu National Park. In this second edition of this series, we will explore the two most common sounds produced by mammals of the Amazon Rainforest.   (Purus) Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta puruensis) Red-Howler Monkeys – …

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Tambo Blanquillo Lodge

Anyone who has travelled to the Amazon Rainforest knows it is an overdose of information to the senses. Walking on the trails at Tambo Blanquillo is an exhilarating experience, almost everything is new to the senses, new shapes are seen, new smells are smelled, and new sounds are heard. Biologically speaking, sounds are one of …

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Continuing with the blog post from last month (link), we will now introduce you to the 3 small cat species that inhabit the lowlands of Manu National Park. Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) Photo: Pete Oxford The Ocelot is the largest of the small cats found in the Amazon Rainforest (their full distribution ranges from southern US …

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When you think about the Mega-fauna that inhabits the Amazonian Basin, species like the Jaguar, Red-brocket deer, Capybaras and Tapirs come to mind. But, did you know that there are dogs in the forest? Illustration of the elusive Short-eared Dog   The Short-eared Dog (Atelocynus microtis), one of the rarest and most secretive species of …

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It is well known that Manu National Park is among the most biodiverse places –if not the most biodiverse one- on earth.  In 1987, due to its mind-blowing diversity, it was named as a “UNESCO World Heritage Centre”. A privilege that only a handful of places have. But how can a National Park host so …

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Horned screamers have to be the most bizarre bird I have ever seen. I like to think of them as a cross between a giant goose, a unicorn and a vulture. The giant goose analogy is fairly self explanatory- perhaps the latter 2 are a little more ambiguous. The unicorn resemblance comes from the quill …

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