Pantanal 2: Cruising the Rio Clara

Pantanal 2: Cruising the Rio Clara and the road there….

When:  November 2019     Weather:  Hot 25-30C

Nikon P900.  Leica M10P 35 summilux.

The good thing about the Araras Eco Lodge is that it is set in grounds in which many exotic birds roam freely so that even at breakfast, we can see amazing species…this second day, we had an early morning walk followed by breakfast and then a boat trip on the Rio Clara…

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Daybreak over the Pantanal

 

bared faced currasow

The amazing male bare faced curassow with the fantastic hairdo entertained us at breakgast

 

bare faced curassow (2)

bare faced curassow, male

 

white throated kingbird

in stark contrast, the charming white throated kingbird

 

Sayaca tanager

Sayaca Tanager

 

savannah hawk

Savanna Hawk

 

purplishjay

Purplish Jay….hung around the breakfast table

 

Picazuro pigeon

Picazuro pigeon

 

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Streaked flycatcher

 

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Rufescent tiger heron

 

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Scaly necked parrot

 

Black hooded parakeet

Black hooded parakeet

 

Caatimgp cacholote

Caatinga Cachalote

 

chestnut bellied guan

Chestnut bellied guan

 

guira cuckoo

Punk rock or Guira cuckoo

 

grey necked wood rail

Grey necked wood rail

 

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Our transport and safari vehicle….

 

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We soon arrived at the Rio Clara bank where we boarded a boat in the blazing sun…

 

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tranquil surroundings….

 

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Cocoi heron on the water

 

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close encounter with the Jabiru stork

 

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The cutest chick of a southern lapwing….

 

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black collared hawk swooping

 

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Skimmer in flight

 

green KF

Beautiful green kingfisher

 

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Green kingfisher

 

large billed term

large billed tern

 

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Caiman….

 

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giant river otter

 

little blue heron

Little blue heron

 

 

 

snake bird

Darter

 

sun grebe

The sun grebe

 

white winged swallow

White winged swallow

Finishing the river journey late morning, we birded on the way back to the lodge….

ringed KF

Ringed Kingfisher

 

purple gallinule

Purple Gallinule or swamphen…one of the few species that we also see in Asia

 

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Great Rhea

 

orange backed troupial

Orange backed troupial

 

giant cowbird

Giant cowbird

 

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Southern Caracara

 

Black collared hawk

Black collared hawk

 

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That night we did a night safari and found this little fox

 

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Boat billed heron was a great sighting

 

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Boat billed heron

 

So a day on the Rio Clara and birding the Tranpantaneira yielded a few more species….

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