Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in flight over the Mahaica River. (Photo by Kester Clarke /

The Peregrine Falcon is best known for its speed, reaching over 320 km/h during its high speed dive during hunts, making it the fastest animal on earth. They live on all continents except Antarctica, but are more commonly founds along the coasts. Their diets are almost exclusively medium-sized birds such as the Rock Pigeon and migrating shorebirds.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) in flight over the Mahaica River. (Photo by Kester Clarke /



Muscovy Duck

The Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to Mexico, Central, and South America.

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Royal Tern

The Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus) is found along ocean beaches. The adult Royal Tern has a slender orange bill, a short, forked tail, a black narrow, shaggy band around the back of head and a white forehead.

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Bearded Tachuri

The Bearded Tachuri (Polystictus pectoralis) is a near-threatened species that has a very local and disjunct distribution primarily across eastern South America.

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Yellow-tufted Woodpecker

The yellow-tufted is a small, mostly black woodpecker with a white rump, and an elaborate yellow facial tuft that extends from a yellow eye ring; it also has a red belly. 

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Southern House Wren

  The Southern House Wren (Troglodytes musculus) is a common backyard bird, found over nearly the entire Western Hemisphere. 

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