Kester Clarke

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.

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.

Red-eyed Vireo

The red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus) is a small American songbird. It is somewhat warbler-like but not closely related to the New World warblers (Parulidae).

Bicoloured Wren

The Bicoloured Wren (Campylorhynchus griseus) is found from northern Colombia through Venezuela, interior Guyana and the extreme north of Brazil in Roraima.

White-fringed Antwren

White-fringed Antwren (Formicivora grisea) in undergrowth in Linden, Guyana (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net) The White-fringed Antwren lives mainly in wooded areas and edges. 

Striated Heron

Striated Herons (Butorides striata) are often seen standing still at the edge of ponds and trenches where they wait to ambush prey such as small fish, frogs and insects. 

Anhinga

The Anhinga or snake bird, as it is called, is a large water bird found in much of the Americas.

Toco Toucan

The Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), also known as the Toucan or Common Toucan, is the largest and probably the best known species in the toucan family.

Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Blue-and-yellow Macaws usually mate for life.  They prefer to nest in dead palm trees as is the case here in the Botanical Gardens and they feed on a wide range of fruits, particularly palm nuts and leaf buds.