December 2008

December was dominated by a 3-week trip to southern Peru. A full trip report will be published just as soon as I can finish ploughing my way through the 1000's of photos I took during the trip. In the meantime, here is a small, more or less random selection of a few of my favourites.

Male Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (Rupicola peruvianus saturatus) - Manu, Peru

Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans) - Manu, Peru

Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) - Colca Canyon, Peru

Paracas National Park, Peru

Guanay Cormorant (Phalacrocorax bougainvillii) - Islas Ballestas, Peru

Surfbird (Aphriza virgata) - Paracas, Peru

Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis) - Huacarpay Lake, Peru

Many-coloured Rush-Tyrant (Tachuris rubrigastra) - Huacarpay Lake, Peru

Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) - Tambopata, Peru

Least Treefrog (Hyla minuta) - Tambopata, Peru

Ringed Antpipit (Corythopis torquatus) - Tambopata, Peru

Wandering Spider (Ctenidae) - Tambopata, Peru

Bushcricket (Orthoptera) - Tambopata, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

November 2008 2008 Diary Index Janaury 2009