South America - Herons & Stilts and other water birds

On this page you will find pictures of herons, stilts and other water birds photographed by me in Colombia and Peru.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Peruvian Pelican - Peruaanse Pelikaan
  2. Brown Pelican - Bruine Pelikaan
  3. Neotropic Cormorant - Bigua Aalscholver
  4. Anhinga - Amerikaanse Slangenhalsvogel
  5. Capped Heron - Kapreiger
  6. Cocoi Heron - Zuid-Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger
  7. Great Egret - Grote Zilverreiger
  8. Snowy Egret - Amerikaanse Kleine Zilverreiger
  9. Cattle Egret - Koereiger
  10. Striated Heron - Mangrovereiger
  11. Rufescent Tiger-heron - Rosse Tijgerroerdomp
  12. Woodstork - Kaalkopooievaar
  13. Bare-faced Ibis - Maskeribis
  14. White Ibis - Witte Ibis
  1. Limpkin - Koerlan
  2. Pale-winged Trumpeter - Witvleugel-trompetvogel
  3. Sunbittern - Zonneral
  4. Wattled Jacana - Zuid-Amerikaanse lelieloper
  5. Black-necked Stilt - Amerikaanse Steltkluut
  6. Southern Lapwing - Chileense Kievit
  7. Andean Lapwing - Andeskievit
  8. Semipalmated Plover - Am. Bontbekplevier
  9. Collared Plover - Kraagplevier
  10. Spotted Sandpiper - Amerikaanse Oeverloper
  11. Greater Yellowlegs - Grote Geelpootruiter
  12. Solitary Sandpiper - Amerikaanse Bosruiter
  13. Semipalmated Sandpiper - Grijze Strandloper
  14. Dunlin - Bonte Strandloper

Peruvian Pelican
Peruaanse Pelikaan
Lima, Peru
1 July 2009

Brown Pelican
Bruine Pelikaan
Santa Marta, Colombia
24 October 2014

An adult (front) and a juvenile (back).

Neotropic Cormorant
Bigua Aalscholver
Cocha Blanco, Manu, Peru
28 June 2009
Anhinga
Amerikaanse Slangenhalsvogel
Lake Sandoval, Peru
20 June 2009
Capped Heron
Kapreiger
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
17 June 2009
Cocoi Heron
Zuid-Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger
Manu Wildlife Center area, Peru
28 June 2009
Great Egret
Grote Zilverreiger
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014
Snowy Egret
Amerikaanse Kleine Zilverreiger
Santa Marta, Colombia
24 October 2014
Cattle Egret
Koereiger
Boca Manu Airport, Peru
29 June 2009

 

Striated Heron
Mangrovereiger
Cocha Blanco, Manu, Peru
28 June 2009
Rufescent Tiger-heron
Rosse Tijgerroerdomp
Lake Sandoval, Peru
21 June 2009
Woodstork
Kaalkopooievaar
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
19 June 2009
Bare-faced Ibis
Maskeribis
Manizales area, Colombia
24 June 2015
White Ibis
Witte Ibis
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014
Limpkin
Koerlan
Cocha Blanco, Manu, Peru
28 June 2009

 

Pale-winged Trumpeter
Witvleugel-trompetvogel
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
26 May 2009

Sunbittern
Zonneral
Lago Chirrios, Peru
13 June 2009
Wattled Jacana
Zuid-Amerikaanse lelieloper
Cocha Blanco, Manu, Peru
28 June 2009

 

Black-necked Stilt
Amerikaanse Steltkluut
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014

The taxonomy of this bird is still somewhat contentious. Some describe as many as five distinct species; others consider some or all of these to be subspecies. Some refer to the name Black-winged Stilt as the old world nominate species (Himantopus himantopus) and to the name Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) as the species occuring in the Americas.

Southern Lapwing
Chileense Kievit
Recinto del Pensamiento,
Manizales, Colombia
25 June 2015

Andean Lapwing
Andeskievit
Cusco, Peru
30 June 2009

 

Semipalmated Plover
Amerikaanse Bontbekplevier
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014
Collared Plover
Kraagplevier
Reserva Ecologica Taricaya, Peru
15 June 2009
Spotted Sandpiper
Amerikaanse Oeverloper
Santa Marta, Colombia
24 October 2014

Greater Yellowlegs
Grote Geelpootruiter
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014

It is not always easy to distinguish the Greater Yellowlegs from the Lesser Yellowlegs.
The Greater Yellowlegs has a longer bill (noticeably longer than the head) than the Lesser Yellowlegs (the bill is as long as the head).

Solitary Sandpiper
Amerikaanse Bosruiter
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper
Grijze Strandloper
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014

Dunlin
Bonte Strandloper
Los Flamencos Sanctuary,
La Guajira, Colombia
1 November 2014

Only the left bird is a Dunlin. The others are Semipalmated Sandpipers (shorter bill).

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