This colorful lizard hides among the foliage of plants in the Amazon jungle
The Hoatzin (stink bird), shown here spreading its wings, is a species of tropical bird found in swamps and mangrove of the Amazon and the Orinoco delta in South America.
The Malachite (Siproeta stelenes) is a neotropical brush-footed butterfly. The malachite has large wings that are black and brilliant green or yellow-green on the upper sides and light brown and olive green on the undersides. It is named for the mineral malachite, which is similar in color to the bright green on the butterfly’s wings.
A couple of birds sitting on the branch of a dead tree nicely silhouetted against a blue sky with fluffy clouds
A blending of colors in the jungle
The Greater Ani (Crotophaga major) is a large bird in the cuckoo family. It is a breeding species from Panama and Trinidad through tropical South America to northern Argentina.
The Hoatzin is notable for having chicks that possess claws on two of their wing digits. The alternative name of “stinkbird” is derived from the bird’s manure-like odor, caused by its digestive system