Bronzy Jacamar

The Bronzy Jacamar (Galbula leucogastra) is a species of bird in the family Galbulidae.

Black-throated Mango

The black-throated mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis) is a mainly South American hummingbird species. The male has glossy bright green upperparts.


The Capuchinbird (Perissocephalus tricolor) is a large thick-set suboscine passerine with a relatively heavy bill.

Muscovy Duck

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

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.

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. 

Southern House Wren

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

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 The White-fringed Antwren lives mainly in wooded areas and edges. 

Opal-rumped Tanagers

Opal-rumped Tanagers (Tangara velia) are widely distributed, although uncommon, throughout the forests of Amazonia and the Atlantic forests of eastern Brazil.

Little Cuckoo

The adult little cuckoo is mainly chestnut brown, with a greyish lower belly, browner tail and white tips to the tail feathers.

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. 


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.

Red-fan parrot

Also known as the hawk-headed parrot, the Red-fan parrot is an unusual New World parrot hailing from the Amazon Rainforest. 

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.

Ash-throated Crake

The Ash-throated Crake is a secretive bird often found in flooded wetlands.  They are mostly grey with a short bill and brown fringing on the feathers.