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New World Neotropic Non-Passerines Birds Photographed in a Forest Habitat

Images on this webpage feature non-passerine species I photographed in the New World neotropic region of Trinidad. Most of the birds I photographed at Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad’s Northern Range forest, these species primary are found in forests but some species can also be found in many other habitats, such as savanna, shrubland, grassland, inland wetland, urban, etcetera.


Oilbird, Cuckoos, Trogon and Doves

The gallery features non-passerines; I photographed the smooth-billed ani in trees near the Orange Valley mudflats, the ruddy ground dove at La Vaga Estate Lakes and the others birds in the forest surrounding the Asa Aright Nature Centre. The oilbird roosts in caves but forages in forests at night. Both the squirrel cuckoo and guianan trogon primary habitat is forest.

Featured New World Oilbird, Cuckoos, Trogon and Doves

Caprimulgiformes order,

Steatornithidae (Oilbird) family

Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis)

Trogoniformes order,

Trogonidae (Trogons) family

Guianan Trogon (Trogon violaceus)

Cuculiformes order, Cuculidae (Cuckoo) family

Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)

Columbidae (Doves and Pigeons) family

Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti)

White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)

Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani), Trinidad, 2015 Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana), Trinidad, 2015 Oilbirds (Steatornis caripensis), Trinidad, 2015 Violaceus Trogon (Trogon violaceus), Trinidad, 2015 Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti), La Vaga Estate Lakes, Trinidad, 2015 White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi), Trinidad, 2015