Peru, 9 - 30 April 1999

Birding trip report at  -  John van der Woude

Bird sounds from EXPLORER'S INN, PERU, APRIL 1999

All in the humid forest of the Amazon basin, ranging from terra firme to varzea.

pe99004.mp3 White-eyed Antwren (16 kB)
pe99006a.mp3 Chestnut-fronted Macaw (+dog?) (11 kB)
pe99012a.mp3 Syristes, Plain-winged Antshrike, White-browed Antbird, Chestnut-tailed Antbird (22 kB)
pe99014.mp3 Undulated Tinamou (9 kB)
pe99016.mp3 White-necked Thrush (28 kB)
pe99024.mp3 Great Antshrike alarm call (?), Goeldi's Antbird (13 kB)
pe99026.mp3 Black-fronted Nunbird (34 kB)
pe99028.mp3 White-throated Antbird (16 kB)
pe99042.mp3 Plumbeous Antbird (SjM) (14 kB)
pe99066a.mp3 White-banded Swallow (15 kB)
pe99075.mp3 Chestnut-tailed Antbird (7 kB)
pe99082.mp3 Purple-throated Fruitcrow (27 kB)
pe99084.mp3 Scale-breasted Woodpecker (7 kB)
pe99090.mp3 Warbling Antbird (12 kB)
pe99096.mp3 Reddish Hermit (28 kB)
pe99101a.mp3 Bamboo Antshrike (18 kB)
pe99109a.mp3 Goeldi's Antbird (20 kB)
pe99133.mp3 Bluish-slate Antshrike (SjM) (22 kB)
pe99145.mp3 Wing-barred Manakin (13 kB)

Friends of us went here two years later (mid September 2001) and made fine
tape recordings with their new anti-noise equipment, suppressing wind noise
and contact noise.
I have taken the following cuts from their tape, all transformed into mp3*.
All birds were actually seen by them, except the pygmy-owl which I picked up
during the digitizing.

Rufous-sided Crake (257 kB) - a long recording of a family party at Laguna
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner (43 kB) - call
Bluish-slate Antshrike (55 kB) - calls
Black-faced Antbird (125 kB)
Chestnut-tailed Antbird (68 kB)
Warbling Antbird (134 kB)
White-browed Antbird (89 kB)
Black-faced Antthrush (83 kB)
Dwarf Tyrant-Manakin (134 kB)
Ringed Antpipit (101 kB)
Dull-capped (White-eyed) Attila (138 kB) - with lower end note
Dull-capped (White-eyed) Attila (122 kB) - without lower end note
Screaming Piha (89 kB) - a fine example of how the explosive sound is
preceded by the short lower notes (novices to the amazonian rainforest often
think there are two species involved)
Hauxwell's Thrush (148 kB) - with Amazonian Pygmy-Owl twice at the
background (owl identified by comparison to Sjoerd Mayer's CD-ROM Birds of
Bolivia 2.0, see
Thrush (172 kB) - presumably also Hauxwell's Thrush - compare with Sjoerd
Mayer's recording nr. 2
Violaceous Jay (75 kB)
Parrots (108 kB) - a true cacophony


Here are some of my initially unidentified recordings. Several of these were identified soon by Sjoerd Mayer (SjM).

pe99005.mp3 (15 kB) : Owl?
pe99009.mp3 (12 kB) : SjM: Barred Woodcreeper?
pe99021.mp3 (22 kB) : Bluish-slate Antshrike (SjM)
pe99050.mp3 (18 kB) : Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner (SjM)
pe99055.mp3 (23 kB) : ?
pe99079.mp3 (21 kB) : Black-tailed Trogon alarm call (SjM)
pe99095.mp3 (20 kB) : Collared Trogon (SjM)
pe99106.mp3 (10 kB) : Bluish-slate Antshrike
pe99114.mp3 (10 kB) : ?
pe99126.mp3 (15 kB) : Screaming Piha call (SjM) (+ Ruddy Pigeon)
pe99137.mp3 (32 kB) : SjM: White-necked Puffbird, Collared Trogon, + ?
pe99138.mp3 (13 kB) : ?
pe99143.mp3 (14 kB) : ?