Animals of the Bolivian Pampas

As promised in yesterday’s post, here are a bunch of animals I saw while gliding along the Yacuma River in the Bolivian pampas. We also saw a couple river snakes and capuchin monkeys, but they moved too fast for me to photograph.

Bird of paradise

Bird of paradise

Sunbathing turtles--every single one moved surprisingly fast for a turtle, diving into the water when they heard our boat approaching

Sunbathing turtles–every single one moved surprisingly fast for a turtle, diving into the water when they heard our boat approaching

Capybara, the largest rodent in South America

Capybara, the largest rodent in South America

Blue and yellow macaws--we only ever saw them in rapid flight, in groups of three to six

Blue and yellow macaws–we only ever saw them in rapid flight, in groups of three to six

Cormorants

Cormorants

??

I can’t remember–a type of stork? Any of my birdwatching friends want to help out?

?? hawk

Savanna hawk

Egrets in flight

Egrets in flight

Cooling off

Cooling off

pampas bolivia

??

Not sure what type of bird this is

Egret

Egret

??

A pushme-pullyu! (Or two capybaras grazing near each other)

A pushme-pullyu! (Or two capybaras grazing near each other)

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5 thoughts on “Animals of the Bolivian Pampas

  1. Hi Lisa! The birds with the gray caps are, I think, Great Blue Herons (but I would double-check with the locals). The other bird pictured above the Egret (with the white collar and dark torso) looks to be some sort of egret or heron. I can bounce it off a few birders I know w/S. American experience if you’d like. Also: Capybaras!!!! 🙂

  2. What a wonderful bunch of “captures” you got of so many animals, Lisa!

    I LOVE the Pushme-Pullme! Just what I thought when I saw it! Also impressed with the BIRD of the bird of paradise – I’ve only ever seen the plant! Now the plant makes a lot more sense.

    Thank you so much for spending the energy it takes to post these photos and texts with us. What a gift. Thanks.

    Irene

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