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30 Bright and Colorful Birds Found in the Nation of Peru

 Peru is a true treasure of South America, known for its diverse culture, with a massive population of 32 million people and a mega-diverse ecosystem. Within the bounds of this country lie certain regions of the Andes Mountains as well as the Amazon River Basin. The Peruvian nation is home to over 21,000 different species of plants and animals, including 1818 confirmed species of birds. Out of these, nearly 106 species are endemic, i.e., found only within the geographical range of Peru, and 54 are considered vagrants, that is, living in this region accidentally as it is beyond their normal range.

Many species were also introduced by humans over time for the purpose of their conservation and rehabilitation. Whatever category these fabulous fowls come under, they are all adorned with unique features and pristine plumage that makes them oh-so aesthetically appealing. These 30 birds are only the tip of the winged iceberg!

 

1. The Blue-Throated Piping Guan (Pipile cumanensis) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The blue-throated piping guan (Pipile cumanensis)

(By Drew Averyderivative, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

2. The Brazilian teal or Brazilian duck (Amazonetta brasiliensis

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Brazilian teal or Brazilian duck (Amazonetta brasiliensis)

(By Olaf Oliviero Riemer, Wikimedia Commons, and By Dario Sanches, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

3. James's flamingo or Puna Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi)   

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, James's flamingo or Puna Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi)

(By Iain and Sarah, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

4. The Rose-Fronted Parakeet (Pyrrhura roseifrons)  

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Rose-Fronted Parakeet (Pyrrhura roseifrons)

(Bybirdphotos.com, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

5. The Rufous-Browed Peppershrike (Cyclarhis gujanensis)  

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The rufous-browed peppershrike (Cyclarhis gujanensis)

(By Dario Sanches, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

6. The Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The striped cuckoo (Tapera naevia)

(Wikimedia Commons)  

 

7. The Turquoise Jay (Cyanolyca turcosa) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The turquoise jay (Cyanolyca turcosa)

(By Nomdeploom, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

8. The Fiery Topaz (Topaza pyra) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Fiery Topaz (Topaza pyra)

(By Hectonichus, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

9. The Amethyst-Throated Aunangel (Heliangelus amethysticollis) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Amethyst-Throated Aunangel (Heliangelus amethysticollis)

(By Francesco Veronesi, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

10. Smooth-Billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, Smooth-billed ani (Crotophaga ani)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

11. The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)

(By Francesco Veronesi, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

12. The Ladder-Tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Ladder-Tailed Nightjar (Hydropsalis climacocerca)

(By Cláudio Dias Timm, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

13. The Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy)

(By Joseph C Boone, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

14. The Grey-Winged Trumpeter (Psophia crepitans) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The grey-winged trumpeter (Psophia crepitans)

(By DickDaniels, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

15. The Rainbow Starfrontlet (Coeligena iris) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The rainbow starfrontlet (Coeligena iris)

(By Francesco Veronesi, Wikimedia Commons)  

16. The American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The American golden plover (Pluvialis dominica)

(Wikimedia Commons)  

 

17. The Ruff (Calidris pugnax)  

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The ruff (Calidris pugnax)

(By Arjan Haverkamp, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

18. The Greenish Puffleg (Haplophaedia aureliae)  

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The greenish puffleg (Haplophaedia aureliae)

(By Francesco Veronesi, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

19. The Blue-Footed Booby (Sula nebouxii

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii)

(By Benjamint444, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

20. The Agami Heron (Agamia agami) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The agami heron (Agamia agami)

(By Chris Jimenez, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

21. The Bluish-Fronted Jacamar (Galbula cyanescens) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The bluish-fronted jacamar (Galbula cyanescens)

(By Francesco Veronesi, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

22. The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

(By Andrew Turner, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

23. The Rufous Motmot (Baryphthengus martii) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The rufous motmot (Baryphthengus martii)

(By Dominic Sherony, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

24. The Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Amazon kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)

(By Andreas Trepte, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

25. The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

(By Charles J Sharp, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

26. The Tawny-Bellied Screech Owl (Megascops watsonii)  

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The tawny-bellied screech owl (Megascops watsonii)

(By Gary L. Clark, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

27. The Red-Headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii) 

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The red-headed barbet (Eubucco bourcierii)

(By Dave Wendelken, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

28. The Blue-Banded Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis)

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The Blue-banded Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus coeruleicinctis)

(By thibaudaronson, Wikimedia Commons)  

 

29. The Rufous-Headed Woodpecker (Celeus spectabilis)  

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The rufous-headed woodpecker (Celeus spectabilis)

(Wikimedia Commons)  

 

30. The Blue-Headed Parrot, or the Blue-Headed Pionus (Pionus menstruus)

Beautiful, unique and brightly colored birds found only in the diverse ecosystem of Peru, South America, The blue-headed parrot, or the blue-headed pionus (Pionus menstruus)

(By Yve5, Wikimedia Commons)  

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