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Rurrenebaque & Pampas

Nov 16, 2014

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  • I believe this is a type of king fisher.
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  • These are hoatzin, also known as stinkbirds. It is the only bird to use fermentation to digest its food, similar to a cow, hence the nickname. Special thanks to my brother the bird nerd for this information!
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  • This is a cocoi heron, which are common throughout South America.
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  • The capybara is the largest rodent in the world! They love water, and mostly only live near it.
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  • Capybaras, unlike most rodents, are herbivores. They are very picky about what they eat as well, though during the dry season they have fewer choices.
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  • This is a black-collared hawk, which live all over south and central America.
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  • This is a howler monkey, though they didn't live up to the name when I saw them.
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  • I have no idea what this bird is, but I thought it was rather prehistoric looking. Unfortunately it wouldn't stay still long enough for me to get a decent photo.
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  • This appears to be a female howler monkey with a baby on her back.
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  • These cute little ones are Bolivian squirrel monkeys.
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  • Our guide enticed them right onto our boat with a banana. He didn't actually feed them, which is good, though I think teasing them is a bit mean.
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  • Here you can see the monkeys looking for a way to get the banana. I'm sure they were very disappointed when then didn't get any.
  • I'm not sure if there are howler monkeys or another species...
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  • Docked at our lodge in the park.
  • Home sweet home!
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  • This is the grassland that gives the pampas it's name (pampas is a derivation of a Quechua word meaning "plain").
  • We came here for sunset, but it was a little disappointing due to the clouds...
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  • We hiked around this area looking for anacondas, but never saw any.
  • It's hard to tell the scale in this photo, but these snail shells are quite large, the smaller one is a bit bigger than a quarter.
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  • Jabiru, the tallest flighted bird in south and central America. I would guess these were over four feet tall.
  • Jabiru flying.
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  • This picture didn't come out well, but these are some sort of wasp I think.
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  • South American great horned owl.
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  • I saw these same spiders in the Costa Rica, but I can't seem to find out what they are.
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  • Strange seed pod.
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  • Despite looking at a list of all the hawks and eagles in Bolivia, I can't identify this raptor.
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  • This is a red bellied piranha that I caught and ate.
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  • Look at those teeth!
  • Sunset on the pampas.
  • Sunrise the next morning.
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  • This is the runway Rurrenabaque airport. There is no refueling here, planes come from La Paz and then go straight back.
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