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Black-capped Squirrel Monkey
2006-12-28 13:36:59

The black-capped squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis) is a South American squirrel monkey, found in Bolivia, Brazil and Peru.

Pygmy Marmoset
2006-12-27 15:38:18

The pygmy marmoset (Callithrix (Cebuella) pygmaea) is a monkey native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, and eastern Peru. It is one of the smallest primates. Its body length ranges from 5.51 to 6.3 in (14 to 16 cm). Males weigh around 5 oz (140 g), and females only 4.2 oz (120 g). The pygmy marmoset has a tawny coat, and ringed tails that...

Green Acouchi
2006-12-13 16:19:09

The Green Acouchi, Myoprocta pratti, is a South American acouchy species from the Dasyproctidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Grayish Saltator
2006-11-11 16:37:52

The Grayish Saltator, Saltator coerulescens, is a bird of the cardinal family. This species occurs in Mexico, Central America and South America, south to Peru and northern Argentina in open woodland, plains and scrub. There are 13 subspecies, several of which are considered as full species by some authors, mainly on the basis of vocalizations. On average it is 7.8 inches long and weighs...

Crested Screamer
2006-09-15 05:00:01

The Crested Screamer (Chauna torquata), more commonly called the Southern Screamer, is a species of the bird family of birds Anhimidae. Found around Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. Diet consists of plants stems and leaves.

Hornbys Storm-petrel
2006-02-22 15:02:42

The Hornby's Storm-petrel or Ringed Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma hornbyi) is a scantily known seabird that ranges in the Humboldt Current off the coasts of South America. The species is a very distinctive member of the storm-petrel family, with its dark cap, white face and underparts, forked tail and black band across the chest. It is relatively common in the seas off Peru, Chile and Ecuador. The...

Inca Tern
2006-02-22 13:48:31

The Inca Tern (Larosterna inca) is a seabird in the family Sternidae and the only member of the genus Larosterna. This unique bird breeds on the coasts of Peru and Chile, and is restricted to the Humboldt Current. The Inca Tern breeds on rocky cliffs, nesting in a hollow or burrow or sometimes the old nest of a Humboldt Penguin. The female lays one or two eggs which are incubated for...

Peruvian Pelican
2006-02-21 16:25:08

The Peruvian Pelican (Pelecanus thagus) is a member of the pelican family which lives on the west coast of South America, from Lobos de Tierra Island in Peru to Pupuya Islet in Chile. These birds are dark in color with a white stripe from the top of the bill, up to the crown and down the sides of the neck. Also, they have tufted feathers on the top of their heads. The main breeding season...

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