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.
This is a Rupununi Rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus trigonicus) that was found last October while the World Wildlife Fund-Guianas and Global Wildlife Conservation were conducting a survey in Guyana’s south Rupununi savannah.
by Leon Moore
The Black-bellied Cuckoo (Piaya melanogaster) lives in the rainforests of the Amazon as well as Guyana.
Uncommon in its range it is a frequent visitor to the Canopy Walkway in Iwokrama and with its striking blue and yellow eye-ring, black belly, grey crown and red bill, it is a rewarding sight.
The Striped Forest Whiptail lizard (Kentropyx calcarata) is common in the rain forests of Guyana. This lizard lives on the forest floor; low to the ground with stout legs, it has a compressed body and a flat, blunt head.
The Black Curassow (Crax alector), or Powis, as they are locally called in Guyana, are found in humid forested areas in the Guianas, northern Amazon, southern Venezuela and parts of Colombia, and are part of the family of game birds known as Cracidae.