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In the dense rainforests in the Earth’s tropical regions, you will find some of the most colourful and enchanting species of birds.

The tropics is an ideal place for birdwatching and here are some of the most extraordinary exotic birds you will encounter in the tropical rainforest.

1. The Harpy Eagle

The Harpy Eagle
The Harpy Eagle is a monstrous, powerful raptor found in the Americas and the largest eagle in the world.

2. Collared Aracari

Collared Aracari
Small flocks of Collared Aracari usually consisting of 6-15 birds can be found throughout the jungles of Central America.

3. The Resplendent Quetzal

The Resplendent Quetzal
A bird in the trogon family. It is found from Chiapas, Mexico to western Panama and is well known for its colorful plumage.

4. Lesser Violetear

Lesser Violetear Hummingbird
A common form of hummingbird encounter in the tropics. There are more than 330 species of hummingbirds and they are only found in the Western Hemisphere.

5. The Keel-Billed Toucan

Keel-Billed Toucan
A colorful Latin American member of the toucan family found in the rainforests of Panama.

6. Great Green Macaw

 Great Green Macaw
Also known as Buffon’s macaw, this stunning bird is found throughout Central and South America.

7. Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw
Another awe-inspiringly beautiful bird is the large red, yellow, and blue Central and South American parrot.
Kyle Pearce

Kyle is a learning experience designer and experienced naturalist who leads educational retreats and group storytelling adventures around the world through Awecology.

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