In the Rainforest

Iguana

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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.

Black Bellied Cuckoo

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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.

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