Amazon wildlife Videos from Peru

Andean Cock of the Rock:

The Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus) is a medium-sized passerine bird of the Cotinga family native to Andean cloud forests in South America. The plural is Andean Cocks-of-the-rock. It is widely regarded as the national bird of Peru.The species exhibits marked sexual dimorphism; the male has a large disk-like crest and scarlet or brilliant orange plumage, while the female is significantly darker and browner. Gatherings of males compete for breeding females with each male displaying its colourful plumage, bobbing and hopping, and making a variety of calls.

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Macaw Clay Lick:

The Macaw clay lick in Manu Park is also locally known as Collpa. This is a clay Lick wall on the riverside, where different species of parrots and macaws come down each morning to extract necessary minerals for their diet balance.The Parakeets”, “Amazon Parrot”, “The Blue headed Parrot” and small species of macaws give an unforgettable pallet of colored wild life and as a perfectly finish to this picture the fabulous “Red and Green Macaws” arrive, in the macaw clay licks you can see over hundred macaws every morning from 6am to 11 or 12am. In the middle of the Jungle there is a hiding place from where we will observe the parrots and macaws, buffet breakfast is served in the platform.

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Giant Otter:

The Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) is a South American carnivorous mammal. It is the longest member of the Mustelidae, or weasel family, a globally successful group of predators. Unusually for a mustelid, the Giant Otter is a social species, with family groups typically supporting three to eight members. The groups are centered on a dominant breeding pair and are extremely cohesive and cooperative. Although generally peaceful, the species is territorial and aggression has been observed between groups. The Giant Otter is diurnal, being active exclusively during daylight hours. It is the noisiest otter species and distinct vocalizations have been documented that indicate alarm, aggressiveness, and reassurance. The Giant Otter ranges across north-central South America.

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Jaguars along Manu River:

The jaguar, locally known also as Otorongo, or tigre is a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only Panthera species found in the Americas. The jaguar is the third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. The jaguar has become a symbol of power, strength, and beauty. Once worshipped as a god, the jaguar's name comes from a Native American word meaning “the killer that takes its prey in a single bound.” Jaguars' skill in hunting is partly due to their extremely strong jaws.

In the area of Manu National Park your chances to see jaguars are greater than any other places in the Amazon rainforest, the best months to see them is between June to October during the dry season early in the mornings and late in the afternoons. We have reports from or customers that have seen five jaguars in one morning along Manu River.

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Neotropical River Otter:

The Neotropical Otter or Neotropical River Otter is very similar-looking to the northern and southern river otter, which sandwich this species' range. Overall length can range from 90–150 centimetres (35–59 in), of which about a third of the length is comprised by the tail. The Neotropical River otter generally weighs less than 12 kilograms. Sexually dimorphic in size, the males average 20-25% larger than the females.

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Marvelous Spatuletail:

This Video was recorded at Utcubamba valley/Chachapoyas in Peru, The Marvelous Spatuletail is a Peruvian endemic, this species is found in the forest edge of the Río Utcubamba region. It was first reported in 1835 by the bird collector Andrew Matthews for George Loddiges. The Marvellous Spatuletail is unique among birds, for it has just four feathers in its tail. Its most remarkable feature is the male's two long racquet-shaped outer tail feathers that cross each other and end in large violet-blue discs or "spatules". He can move them independently.

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