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Types of Hummingbirds | Birds iconic look out for in your holidays in Latin America

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From the Andes to the Amazon, in Latin America is a paradise for birdwatchers. "Among the great variety of birds in Latin America there are some that have become emblematic of the continent. Condors, hummingbirds, quetzal and the macaw bird is to be regarded in Latin America on holiday.

The Andean condor is the grandfather of the kingdom of birds is an important symbol in the Andes. Watching the condors flying overhead is huge in an unforgettable stay in the Andes. A 10 feet (3 meters), the condors have the larger the bird rests on the earth. His size combined with a heavy weight of 33 pounds (15 kilos) is out of a difficult task for the condors. To compensate, the condors living in mountainous areas where you can browse the thermal and wind currents. Although condors living along the coastal areas and the desert, preferring the wide open spaces of the Andes.

Colca Canyon in Peru is arguabley deepest canyon in the world, beautiful scenery and also the location of the "Cross of the Condor", in this view of the Colca Canyon, we guarantee you a spot condors who gather here every day. The magnificent Torres del Paine in southern Chile, is also a good place to see condors.

From largest to smallest bird. Hummingbirds are small birds, measuring only 5.3 inches (7.5-13cm). World's smallest bird is the bee hummingbird 5 cm long. Hummingbirds flying around the functionality of flowers and use their long beaks to drink the nectar. To post, hummingbirds move their wings in the incredible 12-90 times per second. Hummingbirds are found in Central and South America, from the plain at an altitude of 5200 m in the Andean highlands.

Ecuador is rich in species, 130 kinds of hummingbirds. A good place to spot hummingbirds include cloud forest? Zaruma around the Southeast. The best and developed to see the hummingbirds, though Mindo. A number of reserves in the region of Mindo is dedicated to protecting and watching the hummingbirds.

The quetzal was sacred to the Mesoamerican peoples, and is still revered today in Guatemala, where the Quetzal is the unit of currency. Quetzales are brightly colored and are generally considered the most beautiful bird in the world. In the breeding season between March and June, the male can reach an amazing process to measure up to 3 feet (1 meter) long.

Parts of Costa Rica and Panama are considered the best places to detect quetzales. Panama Volcan Baru and La Amistad National Park are ideal places to travel about quetzales. The aptly named Camino del Quetzal through Volcan Baru National Park near Boquete offers excellent opportunities to see the resplendent quetzal.

Many of the 17 species of macaws, are rare or endangered. These incredibly beautiful and colorful birds are ideal for green and bright colored fruits of the Amazon rainforest. Macaws are social birds and congregate in herds of 10-30 people. When together, they make a terrible noise that the dialogue between them and mark their territory. Macaws are romantic birds that mate with the same partner for life and even food and groom from the other. In the eastern part of the Andes, macaws gather on the banks of the river to lick the clay soil. These clay licks, visitors can see the amazing spectacle of hundreds of parrots congregate and early morning.

An excellent place to see macaws in their natural habitat is a clay lick in Tambopata Reserve, near Cuzco, Peru, the seat of Tambopata Macaw Project.

South and Central America are wonderful places to see wildlife of the Amazon rainforest in Panama and could, of course, the Galapagos Islands, in Latin America for the perfect holiday for families of all ages.

About the author:

Karen Ward has used his years of experience living and traveling in Latin America as travel planning, private or in combination in Latin America

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