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

Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis, german: Morgenammer, french: Bruant chingolo). (801k)
Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus)
Female Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus, german: Binden-Ameisenwürger, french: Batara rayé). (598k)
Great Antshrike (Taraba major)
Male Great Antshrike (Taraba major, german: Weißbrust-Ameisenwürger, french: Grand Batara). (1.8M)
Scarlet-headed Blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus)
Scarlet-headed Blackbird (Amblyramphus holosericeus, french: Carouge à tête rouge). (520k)
Lesser Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus fuscus)
Lesser Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus fuscus, french: Grimpar brun). (1033k)
Chaco Puffbird (Nystalus striatipectus)
Chaco Puffbird (Nystalus striatipectus). (559k)
White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa)
White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa, french: Hirondelle à diadème). (552k)
Suiriri Flycatcher (Suiriri suiriri)
Suiriri Flycatcher (Suiriri suiriri, french: Tyranneau suiriri). (547k)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus)
Male Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus, french: Moucherolle vermillon). (574k)
Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola)
Male Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola). (761k)
Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola)
Male Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola) displaying its tail. (760k)
Grassland Sparrow (Ammodramus humeralis)
Grassland Sparrow (Ammodramus humeralis, french: Bruant des savanes). (797k)
Many-colored Chaco Finch (Saltatricula multicolor)
Many-colored Chaco Finch (Saltatricula multicolor, french: Saltatricule du Chaco). (1.8M)
Black-capped Warbling Finch (Microspingus melanoleucus)
Black-capped Warbling Finch (Microspingus melanoleucus, french: Chipiu à capuchon). (1.8M)
Great Pampa Finch (Embernagra platensis)
Great Pampa Finch (Embernagra platensis, french: Embernagre à cinq couleurs). (706k)
Chotoy Spinetail (Schoeniophylax phryganophilus)
Chotoy Spinetail (Schoeniophylax phryganophilus, french: Synallaxe damier). (924k)
Yellow-chinned Spinetail (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus)
Yellow-chinned Spinetail (Certhiaxis cinnamomeus, french: Synallaxe à gorge jaune). (808k)
White Monjita (Xolmis irupero)
White Monjita (Xolmis irupero, french: Pépoaza irupéro). (580k)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi). (658k)
Chaco Earthcreeper (Tarphonomus certhioides)
Chaco Earthcreeper (Tarphonomus certhioides, french: Upucerthie du Chaco). (696k)
Crested Hornero (Furnarius cristatus)
Crested Hornero (Furnarius cristatus, french: Fournier huppé). (1.7M)
Chopi Blackbird (Gnorimopsar chopi)
Chopi Blackbird (Gnorimopsar chopi, french: Carouge chopi). (1.8M)
Cinereous Tyrant (Knipolegus striaticeps)
Cinereous Tyrant (Knipolegus striaticeps, french: Ada cendré). (684k)
White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus)
Male White-lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus, french: Tangara à galons blancs). (546k)
Strange-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora)
Female Strange-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora, french: Moucherolle à queue large). (871k)
Strange-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora)
Male Strange-tailed Tyrant (Alectrurus risora, french: Moucherolle à queue large). (700k)
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata)
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata, french: Paroare à bec jaune). (908k)
Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata)
Juvenile Yellow-billed Cardinal (Paroaria capitata, french: Paroare à bec jaune). (448k)
Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata, german: Graukardinal, french: Paroare huppé). (1366k)
Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus)
Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus, french: Moqueur plombé). (1011k)
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa, german: Graslandtyrann, french: Moucherolle querelleur). (1025k)
White-banded Mockingbird (Mimus triurus)
White-banded Mockingbird (Mimus triurus, french: Moqueur à ailes blanches). (773k)
White-banded Mockingbird (Mimus triurus)
White-banded Mockingbird (Mimus triurus, french: Moqueur à ailes blanches). (1317k)
Creamy-bellied Thrush (Turdus amaurochalinus)
Creamy-bellied Thrush (Turdus amaurochalinus, german: Rahmbauchdrossel, french: Merle à ventre clair). (1.9M)
Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis)
Shiny Cowbirds (Molothrus bonariensis, german: Seidenkuhstärling, french: Vacher luisant). (877k)
Golden-billed Saltator (Saltator aurantiirostris)
Golden-billed Saltator (Saltator aurantiirostris, french: Saltator à bec orange). (776k)
Grey-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla)
Grey-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla, german: Rotachseltaube, french: Colombe à front gris). (817k)
Picui Ground Dove (Columbina picui)
Picui Ground Doves (Columbina picui, german: Picuitäubchen, french: Colombe picui). (929k)
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata, german: Ohrflecktaube, french: Tourterelle oreillarde). (1404k)
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro)
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro, german: Picazuro-Taube, french: Pigeon picazuro). (1104k)
White-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cactorum)
White-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cactorum, german: Kaktusspecht, french: Pic des cactus). (573k)
Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)
Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira, german: Guirakuckuck, french: Guira cantara). (1342k)
Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)
Collared Plovers (Charadrius collaris, french: Pluvier de d'Azara). (672k)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes, german: Kleiner Gelbschenkel, french: Petit Chevalier). (573k)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes, german: Kleiner Gelbschenkel, french: Petit Chevalier). (648k)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi, german: Brillensichler, french: Ibis à face blanche), right, and Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir). (1239k)
White-backed Stilt (Himantopus melanurus)
White-backed Stilt (Himantopus melanurus, french: Échasse à queue noire). (805k)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (522k)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
Juvenile Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir). (2M)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana, french: Jacana noir). (690k)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis, german: Bronzekiebitz, french: Vanneau téro). (1238k)
Spot-flanked Gallinule (Porphyriops melanops)
Spot-flanked Gallinule (Porphyriops melanops, french: Gallinule à face noire). (896k)
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata, french: Gallinule d'Amérique). (1465k)
Red-fronted Coot (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 (Gallinula galeata, french: Gallinule d'Amérique), right. (1012k)
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata, french: Gallinule d'Amérique). (654k)
Giant Wood Rail (Aramides ypecaha)
Giant Wood Rail (Aramides ypecaha, french: Râle ypécaha). (1232k)
Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis)
Female Brazilian Teal (Amazonetta brasiliensis, german: Amazonasente, french: Canard amazonette). (1132k)
White-tufted Grebe (Rollandia rolland)
White-tufted Grebes (Rollandia rolland, german: Rolland-Taucher, french: Grèbe de Rolland). (677k)
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus)
Least Grebe (Tachybaptus dominicus, german: Schwarzkopf­taucher, french: Grèbe minime). (1423k)
Silvery Grebe (Podiceps occipitalis)
Silvery Grebes (Podiceps occipitalis, german: Inkataucher, french: Grèbe aux belles joues). (1.5M)
Lots Ducks Around Lake
There were lots of ducks around this lake. (1336k)
Every Once While All
Every once in a while they all took off. (707k)
Black-headed Duck (Heteronetta atricapilla)
Black-headed Ducks (Heteronetta atricapilla, german: Kuckucksente, french: Hétéronette à tête noire). (716k)
White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (960k)
Southern Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis autumnalis)
Southern Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis autumnalis, german: Herbstpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne à ventre noir), with red beak, one female Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard sylvicole), center with white head and neck with black spots. (1163k)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola)
Female Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard sylvicole), front center. (990k)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola)
Male Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard sylvicole), center. (1028k)
Southern Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis autumnalis)
Southern Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis autumnalis, german: Herbstpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne à ventre noir), with red beak, female Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis sylvicola, german: Höckerglanzgans, french: Canard sylvicole), center with white head and neck with black spots, and White-faced Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna viduata, german: Witwenpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne veuf). (791k)
Southern Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis autumnalis)
Southern Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis autumnalis, german: Herbstpfeifgans, french: Dendrocygne à ventre noir), front center with red beak. (1016k)
Red Shoveler (Spatula platalea)
Red Shovelers (Spatula platalea, german: Fuchs-Löffelente, french: Canard spatule). (1477k)
Red Shoveler (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). (598k)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)
Male and female Ringed Teals (Callonetta leucophrys, german: Rotschulterente, french: Canard à collier noir). (720k)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)
Female Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys, german: Rotschulterente, french: Canard à collier noir). (1.8M)
Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys)
Male Ringed Teal (Callonetta leucophrys, german: Rotschulterente, french: Canard à collier noir). (2M)
White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)
White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis, german: Bahamaente, french: Canard des Bahamas). (682k)
Silver Teal (Spatula versicolor)
Silver Teals (Spatula versicolor, german: Versicolorente, french: Sarcelle bariolée). (694k)
American Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli)
American Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (795k)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (1155k)
Neotropic Cormorant (Nannopterum brasilianum)
Neotropic Cormorants (Nannopterum brasilianum, german: Olivenscharbe, french: Cormoran vigua) taking off. (782k)
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (820k)
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)
Juvenile Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus, german: Mohrenibis, french: Ibis à face nue). (1059k)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)
White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi, german: Brillensichler, french: Ibis à face blanche). (1482k)
Plumbeous Ibis (Theristicus caerulescens)
Plumbeous Ibises (Theristicus caerulescens, german: Stirnbandibis, french: Ibis plombé). (830k)
Buff-necked Ibis (Theristicus caudatus)
Buff-necked Ibises (Theristicus caudatus, german: Weißhalsibis, french: Ibis mandore). (746k)
Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)
Roseate Spoonbills (Platalea ajaja, german: Rosalöffler, french: Spatule rosée). (1091k)
Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata)
Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata, german: Halsband-Wehrvogel, french: Kamichi à collier). (1075k)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)
Coscoroba Swans (Coscoroba coscoroba, german: Coscorobaschwan, french: Coscoroba blanc). They are endemic to southern South America. (787k)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)
Feeding Coscoroba Swans (Coscoroba coscoroba, german: Coscorobaschwan, french: Coscoroba blanc). (738k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1421k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette) taking off. (1129k)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi, german: Cocoireiher, french: Héron cocoi). (1.8M)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili) and Red Shovelers (Spatula platalea, german: Fuchs-Löffelente, french: Canard spatule). (845k)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
Juvenile Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili). They get their red color slowly from their food. (764k)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
Juvenile Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili) taking off. (814k)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
Adult Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili). (829k)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
Adult Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili). (734k)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
Adult Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili) in flight. (524k)
Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
Adult Chilean Flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis, german: Chileflamingo, french: Flamant du Chili) in flight. (663k)
Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari)
Maguari Stork (Ciconia maguari, german: Maguaristorch, french: Cigogne maguari). (903k)
Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)
Jabirus (Jabiru mycteria, german: Jabiru, french: Jabiru d'Amérique). (1030k)
Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
Female Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis, german: Schneckenweih, french: Milan des marais). (513k)
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis)
Savanna Hawk (Buteogallus meridionalis, german: Savannenbussard, french: Buse roussâtre). (609k)
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris)
Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris, french: Buse à gros bec). (714k)
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé). (1391k)
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Southern Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus, german: Schopfkarakara, french: Caracara huppé) in flight. (538k)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima, german: Gelbkopfkarakara, french: Caracara à tête jaune). (766k)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (840k)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (936k)
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus)
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture (Cathartes burrovianus, german: Kleiner Gelbkopfgeier, french: Urubu à tête jaune) in flight. (527k)
Greater Rhea (Rhea americana)
Flock of Greater Rheas (Rhea americana, german: Nandu, french: Nandou d'Amérique). (1193k)
Greater Rhea (Rhea americana)
Greater Rheas (Rhea americana, german: Nandu, french: Nandou d'Amérique). (956k)

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