Readers’ wildlife photos

February 9, 2023 • 8:15 am

Today we have a variety of photos from Daniel Shoskes.  The species are unidentified, but readers can help with that. Click on the photos to enlarge them; Daniel’s notes are indented.

From a cruise down the Peruvian Amazon organized by Natural Habitat Adventures (affiliated with the World Wildlife Fund). Have video with a glimpse of the elusive freshwater river pink dolphin but not photos.


10 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. A lovely assortment of animals! My best shot at the species identification, in order of pictures (if anyone knows better, please correct me!):

    Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi)
    proboscis bat (Rhynchonycteris naso)
    brown-throated sloth (Bradypus variegatus)
    coal pleco (Peckoltia pankimpuju)
    green iguana (Iguana iguana)
    squirrel monkey, possibly the black-capped squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis)?
    black-collared hawk (Busarellus nigricollis)
    giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)

  2. A beautiful reminder that most of the readers on WEIT lead much more interesting lives than I do. How wonderful to be able to encounter such a variety of fantastic animals. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The bats look very much like the sac-winged bats (Saccopteryx bilineatus) that I’ve seen often in Costa Rica, based on the white dorsal pattern and the posture. I’m not familiar with Rhynchonycteris.

  4. It really is a wonderful trip, with such amazing biodiversity along the Amazon. Unfortunately with the current political unrest in Peru, most tourism is shut down. When things are stable, I highly recommend both the trip and the outfit (Natural Habitat Adventures).

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