I saw lots of birds in Paraguay. The Chaco was incredible for bird watching. It helped that I had a very knowledgeable guide. I was especially impressed by the number of Ibis species (5) that I saw, and the many interesting new species for me, among them the Strange-tailed Tyrant, the Giant Rail, the Southern Screamer, and the Greater Rhea.

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Birds in Paraguay

Zonotrichia capensis
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis, german: Morgenammer, french: Bruant chingolo). (772k)
Leptotila rufaxilla
Grey-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla, german: Rotachseltaube, french: Colombe à front gris). (771k)
Thamnophilus doliatus
Female Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus, german: Binden-Ameisenwürger, french: Batara rayé). (566k)
Taraba major
Great Antshrike (Taraba major, german: Weißbrust-Ameisenwürger, french: Grand Batara). (1.8M)
Amblyramphus holosericeus
Scarlet-headed Blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus, french: Carouge à tête rouge). (508k)
Xiphorhynchus fuscus
Lesser Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus fuscus, french: Grimpar brun). (1021k)
Nystalus striatipectus
Chaco Puffbird (Nystalus striatipectus). (544k)
Tachycineta leucopyga
Chilean Swallow (Tachycineta leucopyga, french: Hirondelle du Chili). (543k)
Suiriri suiriri
Suiriri Flycatcher (Suiriri suiriri, french: Tyranneau suiriri). (539k)
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Scarlet Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus, german: Rubintyrann, french: Moucherolle écarlate). (564k)
Polioptila dumicola
Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola). (714k)
Polioptila dumicola
Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola) displaying its tail. (712k)
Ammodramus humeralis
Grassland Sparrow (Ammodramus humeralis, french: Bruant des savanes). (790k)
Saltatricula multicolor
Many-colored Chaco Finch (Saltatricula multicolor, french: Saltatricule du Chaco). (1.8M)
Poospiza melanoleuca
Black-capped Warbling Finch (Poospiza melanoleuca, french: Chipiu à capuchon). (1.8M)
Embernagra platensis
Great Pampa Finch (Embernagra platensis, french: Embernagre à cinq couleurs). (665k)
Schoeniophylax phryganophilus
Chotoy Spinetail (Schoeniophylax phryganophilus, french: Synallaxe damier). (883k)
Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
Yellow-chinned Spinetail (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus, french: Synallaxe à gorge jaune). (757k)
Xolmis irupero
White Monjita (Xolmis irupero, french: Pépoaza irupéro). (571k)
Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi). (639k)
Tarphonomus certhioides
Chaco Earthcreeper (Tarphonomus certhioides, french: Upucerthie du Chaco). (654k)
Furnarius cristatus
Crested Hornero (Furnarius cristatus, french: Fournier huppé). (1.7M)
Gnorimopsar chopi
Chopi Blackbird (Gnorimopsar chopi, french: Carouge chopi). (1.8M)
Knipolegus striaticeps
Cinereous Tyrant (Knipolegus striaticeps, french: Ada cendré). (668k)
Tachyphonus rufus
Male White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus, french: Tangara à galons blancs). (534k)
Alectrurus risora
Female Strange-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora, french: Moucherolle à queue large). (848k)
Alectrurus risora
Male Strange-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora, french: Moucherolle à queue large). (692k)
Paroaria capitata
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata, french: Paroare à bec jaune). (902k)
Paroaria capitata
Juvenile Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata, french: Paroare à bec jaune). (436k)
Paroaria coronata
Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata, german: Graukardinal, french: Paroare huppé). (1359k)
Mimus saturninus
Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus, french: Moqueur plombé). (966k)
Machetornis rixosa
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa, german: Graslandtyrann, french: Moucherolle querelleur). (970k)
Mimus triurus
White-banded Mockingbird (Mimus triurus). (713k)
Mimus triurus
White-banded Mockingbird (Mimus triurus). (1305k)
Turdus leucomelas
Pale-breasted Thrush (Turdus leucomelas, french: Merle leucomèle). (1.9M)
Molothrus bonariensis
Shiny Cowbirds (Molothrus bonariensis, german: Kuhstärlinge, french: Vacher luisant). (832k)
Saltator aurantiirostris
Golden-billed Saltator (Saltator aurantiirostris, french: Saltator à bec orange). (752k)
Columbina picui
Picui Ground Dove (Columbina picui, german: Picuitäubchen, french: Colombe picui). (880k)
Zenaida auriculata
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata, german: Ohrflecktaube, french: Tourterelle oreillarde). (1396k)
Patagioenas picazuro
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro, german: Picazuro-Taube, french: Pigeon picazuro). (1098k)
Melanerpes cactorum
White-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cactorum, german: Kaktusspecht, french: Pic des cactus). (560k)
Guira guira
Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira, german: Guirakuckuck, french: Guira cantara). (1264k)
Charadrius collaris
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris, french: Pluvier de d'Azara). (655k)
Tringa solitaria
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria, german: Einsamer Wasserläufer, french: Chevalier solitaire). (566k)
Phalaropus tricolor
Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor, german: Wilson-Wassertreter, french: Phalarope de Wilson). (2M)
Mesembrinibis cayennensis
Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis, german: Grünibis, french: Ibis vert) and Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana). (1166k)
Tringa flavipes
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes, german: Kleiner Gelbschenkel, french: Petit Chevalier). (641k)
Himantopus melanurus
White-backed Stilt (Himantopus melanurus, french: Échasse à queue noire). (748k)
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (508k)
Jacana jacana
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana). (684k)
Vanellus chilensis
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis, german: Bronzekiebitz, french: Vanneau téro). (1164k)
Porphyriops melanops
Spot-flanked Gallinule (Porphyriops melanops, french: Gallinule à face noire). (846k)
Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata, french: Gallinule d'Amérique). (1460k)
Fulica rufifrons
Red-fronted Coot (Fulica rufifrons, french: Foulque à front rouge), left and right front, White-winged Coot (Fulica leucoptera, french: Foulque leucoptère), left front center, and Common Gallinule (Common Gallinule), right. (954k)
Fulica armillata
Red-gartered Coot (Fulica armillata, french: Foulque à jarretières). (646k)
Aramides ypecaha
Giant Wood Rail (Aramides ypecaha, french: Râle ypécaha). (1179k)
Amazonetta brasiliensis
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis, german: Amazonasente, french: Canard amazonette). (1071k)
Rollandia rolland
White-tufted Grebes (Rollandia rolland, german: Rolland-Taucher, french: Grèbe de Rolland). (665k)
Tachybaptus dominicus
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus, german: Schwarzkopftaucher, french: Grèbe minime). (1416k)
Podiceps occipitalis
Silvery Grebe (Podiceps occipitalis, german: Inkataucher, french: Grèbe aux belles joues). (1.5M)
Lots Ducks Around Lake
There were lots of ducks around this lake. (1280k)
Every Once While All
Every once in a while they all took off. (684k)
Heteronetta atricapilla
Black-headed Ducks (Heteronetta atricapilla, german: Kuckucksente, french: Hétéronette à tête noire). (696k)
Dendrocygna viduata
White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (924k)
Dendrocygna autumnalis
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis, german: Herbstpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne à ventre noir), with red beak, one female Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola, french: Canard sylvicole), center with white head and neck with black spots. (1098k)
Sarkidiornis sylvicola
Female Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola, french: Canard sylvicole), front center. (950k)
Sarkidiornis sylvicola
Male Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola, french: Canard sylvicole), center. (1018k)
Dendrocygna autumnalis
Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis, german: Herbstpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne à ventre noir), with red beak, female Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola, french: Canard sylvicole), center with white head and neck with black spots, and White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (780k)
Dendrocygna bicolor
Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor, german: Gelbe Pfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne fauve), front right and left with dark beak, Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis, german: Herbstpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne à ventre noir), front center with red beak. (972k)
Spatula platalea
Red Shovelers (Spatula platalea, german: Fuchs-Löffelente, french: Canard spatule). (1472k)
Spatula platalea
Flock of Red Shovelers (Spatula platalea, german: Fuchs-Löffelente, french: Canard spatule) in flight over Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili). (584k)
Callonetta leucophrys
Male and female Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys, german: Rotschulterente, french: Canard à collier noir). (691k)
Callonetta leucophrys
Female Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys, german: Rotschulterente, french: Canard à collier noir). (1.8M)
Callonetta leucophrys
Male Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys, german: Rotschulterente, french: Canard à collier noir). (2M)
Anas bahamensis
White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis, german: Bahamaente, french: Canard des Bahamas). (675k)
Spatula versicolor
Silver Teals (Spatula versicolor, german: Versicolorente, french: Sarcelle bariolée). (688k)
Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (786k)
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (1104k)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua) taking off. (759k)
Mesembrinibis cayennensis
Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis, german: Grünibis, french: Ibis vert). (883k)
Phimosus infuscatus
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (789k)
Phimosus infuscatus
Juvenile Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (1051k)
Plegadis chihi
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi, german: Brillensichler, french: Ibis à face blanche). (1474k)
Theristicus caerulescens
Plumbeous Ibis (Theristicus caerulescens, german: Stirnbandibis, french: Ibis plombé). (808k)
Theristicus caudatus
Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus, german: Weißhalsibis, french: Ibis mandore). (718k)
Platalea ajaja
Roseate Spoonbills (Platalea ajaja, german: Rosalöffler, french: Spatule rosée). (1045k)
Chauna torquata
Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata, german: Halsband-Wehrvogel, french: Kamichi à collier). (1069k)
Coscoroba coscoroba
Coscoroba Swans (Coscoroba coscoroba, german: Coscorobaschwan, french: Coscoroba blanc). They are endemic to southern South America. (771k)
Coscoroba coscoroba
Feeding Coscoroba Swans (Coscoroba coscoroba, german: Coscorobaschwan, french: Coscoroba blanc). (716k)
Ardea alba
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1334k)
Ardea alba
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) taking off. (1067k)
Ardea cocoi
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi, german: Cocoireiher, french: Héron cocoi). (1.8M)
Phoenicopterus chilensis
Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili) and Red Shovelers (Spatula platalea, german: Fuchs-Löffelente, french: Canard spatule). (814k)
Phoenicopterus chilensis
Juvenile Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili). They get their red color slowly from their food. (740k)
Phoenicopterus chilensis
Juvenile Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili) taking off. (786k)
Phoenicopterus chilensis
Adult Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili). (766k)
Phoenicopterus chilensis
Adult Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili). (702k)
Phoenicopterus chilensis
Adult Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili) in flight. (515k)
Phoenicopterus chilensis
Adult Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili) in flight. (639k)
Ciconia maguari
Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari, german: Maguaristorch, french: Cigogne maguari). (874k)
Jabiru mycteria
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria, german: Jabiru (Vogel), french: Jabiru d'Amérique). (978k)
Rostrhamus sociabilis
Female Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis, german: Schneckenweih, french: Milan des marais). (496k)
Buteogallus meridionalis
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis, french: Buse roussâtre). (600k)
Rupornis magnirostris
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (698k)
Caracara plancus
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (1382k)
Caracara plancus
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé) in flight. (527k)
Milvago chimachima
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima, german: Gelbkopfkarakara, french: Caracara à tête jaune). (733k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (805k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (877k)
Cathartes burrovianus
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus, german: Kleiner Gelbkopfgeier, french: Urubu à tête jaune) in flight. (515k)
Rhea americana
Flock of Greater Rheas (Rhea americana, german: Nandu, french: Nandou d'Amérique). (1170k)
Rhea americana
Greater Rhea (Rhea americana, german: Nandu, french: Nandou d'Amérique). (932k)

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