Chlorophonia

Just the name makes me smile…a lovely small bird, that I saw in Peru,. This is a different Chlorophonia than that, but still has similar colors — lovely greens and aquas and yellows. And such a clever name!!

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Hoatzin!

(That’s pronounced like “Watson” with an exaggerated “hwah” sound at the front.) One of my favorite sightings in Peru. Yes there were many exotic species, and many ‘prettier’ birds — but who can resist this face?

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Check out the Peru page under the ‘travels’ tab on the menu above to see my complete travel sketchbook.