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Diego Mosquera @dimosb

Ecologist / Researcher at @tiputiniusfq Wildlife addict All pictures in the wild, all mine

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Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) These birds live in small flocks and eat a variety of insects, small vertebrates and fruit. They forage by walking on the ground or along branches, using their high-ridged bill to separate foliage in search of prey. .
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Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani) These birds live in small flocks and eat a variety of insects, small vertebrates and fruit. They forage by walking on the ground or along branches, using their high-ridged bill to separate foliage in search of prey. . . #birds #aves #avesecuador #smoothbilledani #biodiversity #birdwatching #birdyourworld #birding #amazonia #rainforest #ecuador #conservation #birdconservation

Masked Crimson Tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis), a bird that always calls the attention due to its stunningly red and black plumage. It is endemic to upper Amazonia and is rarely found far from water.
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Masked Crimson Tanager (Ramphocelus nigrogularis), a bird that always calls the attention due to its stunningly red and black plumage. It is endemic to upper Amazonia and is rarely found far from water. . . #birds #aves #avesecuador #tanager #biodiversity #birdwatching #birdyourworld #birding #amazonia #rainforest #ecuador #conservation #birdconservation

The White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) is medium-sized hummimgbird that  can be found in a variety of habitats, from humid forest canopies to tall second growth forests. It is usually seen at a high perch or just above the canopy and it is less common at lower levels, except near hummingbird feeders.

#birds #aves #avesecuador #hummimgbird #colibri #jacobin #biodiversity #birdwatching #birdyourworld #birding #amazonia #rainforest #ecuador #conservation #birdconservation
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The White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) is medium-sized hummimgbird that can be found in a variety of habitats, from humid forest canopies to tall second growth forests. It is usually seen at a high perch or just above the canopy and it is less common at lower levels, except near hummingbird feeders. #birds #aves #avesecuador #hummimgbird #colibri #jacobin #biodiversity #birdwatching #birdyourworld #birding #amazonia #rainforest #ecuador #conservation #birdconservation

The splendid Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana). Normally these cotingas are very difficult to spot from the ground, and one needs to have access to the canopy to see them, usually perched in dead branches emerging from the top of the tallest trees.

#birds #aves #avesecuador #cotinga #biodiversity #birdwatching #birdyourworld #birding #amazonia #rainforest #ecuador #conservation #birdconservation
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The splendid Spangled Cotinga (Cotinga cayana). Normally these cotingas are very difficult to spot from the ground, and one needs to have access to the canopy to see them, usually perched in dead branches emerging from the top of the tallest trees. #birds #aves #avesecuador #cotinga #biodiversity #birdwatching #birdyourworld #birding #amazonia #rainforest #ecuador #conservation #birdconservation

Have you ever seen how a juvenile King Vulture looks like? They are all coal-black and it takes them four to five years to reach the adult plumage. Over successive years the plumage gradually transitions into the definitive plumage, which is predominantly white, with black on the lower back and rump, tail, and flight feathers. The white plumage combined with the brightly colored bare skin of the head and neck makes them, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful birds there is!

#birds #aves #avesecuador #vulture #kingvulture #cathartidae #neotropicalbirds #birding #birdwatching #birdyourworld #biodiversity #cameratrap #conservation #amazonia
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Have you ever seen how a juvenile King Vulture looks like? They are all coal-black and it takes them four to five years to reach the adult plumage. Over successive years the plumage gradually transitions into the definitive plumage, which is predominantly white, with black on the lower back and rump, tail, and flight feathers. The white plumage combined with the brightly colored bare skin of the head and neck makes them, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful birds there is! #birds #aves #avesecuador #vulture #kingvulture #cathartidae #neotropicalbirds #birding #birdwatching #birdyourworld #biodiversity #cameratrap #conservation #amazonia

Black scorpion (Tityus sp) glowing under UV light. Why would an animal evolve to glow under an ultraviolet light? Researchers have posited a bunch of different ideas: Scorpion fluorescence might help them find each other in the dark, protect them from sunlight, or even confuse their prey. It is still sort of a mistery! 🤷🏻‍♂️
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#scorpion #arachnid #insect #biodiversity #glow #uvlight #science #blacklight #tityus #escorpion #rainforest #conservation #amazonia
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Black scorpion (Tityus sp) glowing under UV light. Why would an animal evolve to glow under an ultraviolet light? Researchers have posited a bunch of different ideas: Scorpion fluorescence might help them find each other in the dark, protect them from sunlight, or even confuse their prey. It is still sort of a mistery! 🤷🏻‍♂️ . . #scorpion #arachnid #insect #biodiversity #glow #uvlight #science #blacklight #tityus #escorpion #rainforest #conservation #amazonia

A common sighting in this part of the Amazon basin, the amazonian palm viper (Bothriopsis bilineata). Although it is a nocturnal and venomous snake, it is not aggressive and it rests peacefully during the day, minding its own business.
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#snake #viper #pitviper #bothriopsis #herps #reptile #biodiversity #wildlife #herpsofinstagram #conservation #amazon #natgeoyourshot #ecuador
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A common sighting in this part of the Amazon basin, the amazonian palm viper (Bothriopsis bilineata). Although it is a nocturnal and venomous snake, it is not aggressive and it rests peacefully during the day, minding its own business. . . #snake #viper #pitviper #bothriopsis #herps #reptile #biodiversity #wildlife #herpsofinstagram #conservation #amazon #natgeoyourshot #ecuador

Back in the amazon! Pretty soon I run into this Green-striped vine snake (Philodryas argentea). This snake is diurnal,  has semi arboreal habits and feeds mainly on lizards and frogs.

#snake #vinesnake #reptile #herps #colubrid #phylodrias #wildlife #herpsofinstagram #conservation #amazon #natgeoyourshot
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Back in the amazon! Pretty soon I run into this Green-striped vine snake (Philodryas argentea). This snake is diurnal, has semi arboreal habits and feeds mainly on lizards and frogs. #snake #vinesnake #reptile #herps #colubrid #phylodrias #wildlife #herpsofinstagram #conservation #amazon #natgeoyourshot

The fascinating Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). These owls are covered in extremely soft feathers that insulate them against the cold weather and help them fly very quietly in pursuit of prey. They are fierce predators that can take large prey, including raptors and other owls, but also eat much smaller items such as rodents, frogs, and scorpions.🦉 .
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#birds #aves #avesecuador #owl #greathornedowl #highlands #paramo #owllovers #owlsofinstagram #andes #biodiversity ##birdyourworld #birding #birdwatching #wildlife #papallacta #wildlifeconservation #ecuador
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The fascinating Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus). These owls are covered in extremely soft feathers that insulate them against the cold weather and help them fly very quietly in pursuit of prey. They are fierce predators that can take large prey, including raptors and other owls, but also eat much smaller items such as rodents, frogs, and scorpions.🦉 . . #birds #aves #avesecuador #owl #greathornedowl #highlands #paramo #owllovers #owlsofinstagram #andes #biodiversity # #birdyourworld #birding #birdwatching #wildlife #papallacta #wildlifeconservation #ecuador

This little guy is a Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant (Ochthoeca fumicolor), a small flycatcher that often perches conspicuously making silbant songs.  This is up in the páramo at 4200 meters of elevation. It is amazing how such small bird deals well with extreme cold weather, rain and even snow 😳
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#birds #aves #avesecuador #tyrant #flycatcher #andes #highlands #paramo #birdyourworld #birding #birdwatching #conservation #ecuador
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This little guy is a Brown-backed Chat-Tyrant (Ochthoeca fumicolor), a small flycatcher that often perches conspicuously making silbant songs. This is up in the páramo at 4200 meters of elevation. It is amazing how such small bird deals well with extreme cold weather, rain and even snow 😳 . . #birds #aves #avesecuador #tyrant #flycatcher #andes #highlands #paramo #birdyourworld #birding #birdwatching #conservation #ecuador

This is a Variable Hawk (Geranoaetus polyosoma), a species of hawk that only lives in South America, particularly in the Andes.  The name
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This is a Variable Hawk (Geranoaetus polyosoma), a species of hawk that only lives in South America, particularly in the Andes. The name "Variable” comes from its highly variable plumage, with at least 27 distinct adult plumages having been identified - possibly more than in any other bird of prey! #birds #aves #avesecuador #hawk #variable #variablehawk #andes #highlands #antisana #birdyourworld #hawksofinstagram #conservation #ecuador

Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis) a species of bird found in grassland and fields in southern and western South America. In Ecuador, this bird is critically endangered, with an estimate of less than 100 remaining individuals. Hunting and habitat loss are some of the main threats.

#birds #aves #avesecuador #blackfacedibis #bandurria #theristicusmelanopis #criticallyendangered #birdwatching #birdyourworld #birding #antisana #highlands #andes #paramo #conservation #birdconservation
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Black-faced Ibis (Theristicus melanopis) a species of bird found in grassland and fields in southern and western South America. In Ecuador, this bird is critically endangered, with an estimate of less than 100 remaining individuals. Hunting and habitat loss are some of the main threats. #birds #aves #avesecuador #blackfacedibis #bandurria #theristicusmelanopis #criticallyendangered #birdwatching #birdyourworld #birding #antisana #highlands #andes #paramo #conservation #birdconservation

Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus). Like all members of this genus, this tree boa possesses a strongly prehensile tail. It is undoubtedly one of the most variable snake species in terms of color and pattern. The basic color can be anywhere from black, brown, or gray, to any shade of red, orange or, in this case, yellow.
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#boa #amazontreeboa #corallus #squamata #snake #serpiente #reptile #herps #herping #amazonia #conservation #yellowboa #nature #natgeoyourshot
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Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus). Like all members of this genus, this tree boa possesses a strongly prehensile tail. It is undoubtedly one of the most variable snake species in terms of color and pattern. The basic color can be anywhere from black, brown, or gray, to any shade of red, orange or, in this case, yellow. . . #boa #amazontreeboa #corallus #squamata #snake #serpiente #reptile #herps #herping #amazonia #conservation #yellowboa #nature #natgeoyourshot

It is hard to describe the sensation when you get lucky enough to see a big mammal as an Andean bear roaming free and safe in the mountains!. However, these magnificent animals are increasingly fighting for their survival.  Reducing bear mortalities induced by humans and human activities is the main challenge for this species.
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#bear #bearcub #oso #andeanbear #spectacledbear #osodeanteojos #osoandino #mammal #mammalsofinstagram #tremarctosornatus #andes #paramo #highlands #conservation #mammalwatching
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It is hard to describe the sensation when you get lucky enough to see a big mammal as an Andean bear roaming free and safe in the mountains!. However, these magnificent animals are increasingly fighting for their survival. Reducing bear mortalities induced by humans and human activities is the main challenge for this species. . . #bear #bearcub #oso #andeanbear #spectacledbear #osodeanteojos #osoandino #mammal #mammalsofinstagram #tremarctosornatus #andes #paramo #highlands #conservation #mammalwatching

Great day at the highlands! While looking for big mammals in the andean paramo, we run into this Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe (Attagis gayi). Seedsnipes are a group of small gregarious waders that are adapted to eat seeds and plant material. This species in particular deals well with extreme cold weather and snow and can be seen as far up as 5500 meters!! #birds #aves #avesecuador #seedsnipe  #wildlife #biodiversity #paramo #highlands #andes #your_best_birds #birdwatching #birds_of_instagram #birdstagram #birdyourworld #natgeoyourshot #papallacta #ecuador
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Great day at the highlands! While looking for big mammals in the andean paramo, we run into this Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe (Attagis gayi). Seedsnipes are a group of small gregarious waders that are adapted to eat seeds and plant material. This species in particular deals well with extreme cold weather and snow and can be seen as far up as 5500 meters!! #birds #aves #avesecuador #seedsnipe #wildlife #biodiversity #paramo #highlands #andes #your best birds #birdwatching #birds of instagram #birdstagram #birdyourworld #natgeoyourshot #papallacta #ecuador

The always eye-catching Choco toucan (Ramphastos brevis), a large toucan considered a “Choco” endemic. It is found in the Pacific lowlands and lower foothills of southwest Colombia and northwest Ecuador. .
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#birds #aves #avesecuador #toucan #tucan #ramphastos #wildlife #biodiversity #chocó #your_best_birds #birdwatching #birds_of_instagram #birdstagram #birdyourworld #natgeoyourshot #mashpilodge #ecuador
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The always eye-catching Choco toucan (Ramphastos brevis), a large toucan considered a “Choco” endemic. It is found in the Pacific lowlands and lower foothills of southwest Colombia and northwest Ecuador. . . #birds #aves #avesecuador #toucan #tucan #ramphastos #wildlife #biodiversity #chocó #your best birds #birdwatching #birds of instagram #birdstagram #birdyourworld #natgeoyourshot #mashpilodge #ecuador

One of the most agile creatures of the forests of Central and South America!  The tayra (Eira barbara) is a member of the weasel family, and is able to walk and climb skillfully like a cat on the ground and to swim like a fish when it is in the water. They eat both plants and animals but also honey and fruit.
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One of the most agile creatures of the forests of Central and South America! The tayra (Eira barbara) is a member of the weasel family, and is able to walk and climb skillfully like a cat on the ground and to swim like a fish when it is in the water. They eat both plants and animals but also honey and fruit. . . #tayra #cabezademate #mustelid #carnivore #mammals #eira #biodiversity #nature #weasel #wildlife #wildlifephotography #conservation #andeanforest #nikon #ecuador #natgeoyourshot

A common inhabitant of the Andean forests of Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela, the crimson-rumped toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus) is a species seen in pairs or small flocks of eight or so.

#birds #aves #avesecuador #cloudforest  #your_best_birds #birdwatching #birds_of_instagram #birdstagram #birdyourworld #conservation #biodiversity #natgeoyourshot #ecuador
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A common inhabitant of the Andean forests of Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela, the crimson-rumped toucanet (Aulacorhynchus haematopygus) is a species seen in pairs or small flocks of eight or so. #birds #aves #avesecuador #cloudforest #your best birds #birdwatching #birds of instagram #birdstagram #birdyourworld #conservation #biodiversity #natgeoyourshot #ecuador

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