Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is the most widely distributed owl in the Americas; it ranges from Northern Canada to South America. This owl has a distinctive, haunting call of “ho-ho-hoo hoo hoo” and it’s ‘horns’ are really tufts of feathers. The Great Horned Owl can be heard (and seen if you have keen eyes) in the Botanical Gardens in Georgetown as well as in and around forest islands in the Rupununi Savannahs.

 Great Horned Owl (Photo by Andrew Snyder)
Great Horned Owl (Photo by Andrew Snyder)

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Iguana

Photographer, Andrew Snyder, caught this young Iguana sunning on the bank of the Burro Burro River. In the Rupununi, Iguanas lay their eggs in the dry season on exposed sandbanks along the rivers and their eggs and meat are food resources for predators such as salipenter (Tegu lizard), hawks, vultures, and humans.

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Giant River Otter

The Giant River Otter or ‘water dog’ is the most endangered neotropical animal. Growing up to 6 feet long (hence its name), this incredible mammal was hunted for its fur.

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Red-shouldered Macaw

In the afternoon, when fruits are in season, a high pitched,

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White Headed Marsh Tyrant

This bold little flycatcher is the White Headed Marsh Tyrant. As its name suggests,

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Venezuelan Suntiger

Look carefully. Do you see the large spider in the photo? It is the Venezuelan Suntiger [Psalmopoeus irminia). Regardless of its name, it is relatively common in the forests of Guyana.

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Stinkhorn mushroom

The aptly named Stinkhorn Mushroom is distinctive for many reasons: it has a single stalk, a lacy, slimy cap and it really stinks!

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