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.

Spotted Puffbird

The Spotted Puffbird is often found near forest edges and it primarily feeds on insects, but may take fruit. 

Amazonian Motmot

The Amazonian Motmot has distinctive tail feathers, which twitch like the pendulum of a clock when they are perched.

Green Ibis

The Green Ibis may appear black in poor light, but they have glossy green bodies and pale green legs and bill.

Blue-winged Teal

The Blue-winged Teal are small ducks usually found in shallow bodies of water across much of North America.