Peru Plants & Animals

With 60% of Peru covered in dense rainforest, this country is home to an amazing abundance of diverse wildlife, with thousands of species of colorful birds, reptiles and fresh-water amphibians. See below for a list of interesting animals that can be seen while nature-watching in Peru: 

  • Ornate Hawk Eagle
  • Black-collared Hawk
  • Great Kiskadee
  • Yellow-hooded Blackbird
  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Horned Screamer
  • Black-capped Donacobius
  • BlackVulture
  • Black Caracara
  • Yellow-headed Caracara
  • Slate-colored Hawk
  • White-eared Jacamar
  • Amazon Kingfisher
  • Ringed Kingfisher
  • Green Kingfisher
  • Wattled Jacana
  • Large-billed Tern
  • Hoatzin
  • White-headed Marsh-Tyrant
  • Great Egret
  • Boat-billed Heron
  • Tropical Screech-Owl
  • Wood Stork
  • Red-Capped Cardinal
  • Great Black-Hawk
  • White-necked (Cocoi) Heron
  • Chestnut-eared Aracari
  • Yellow-Ridged Toucan
  • Bat Falcon
  • Black-tailed Tityra
  • Cream-colored Woodpecker
  • Mealy Parrot
  • Balck-fronted Nunbird
  • Orange-winged Parrot
  • Blue and Yellow Macaws
  • Lineated Woodpecker
  • Blue-crowned Trogon
  • Paradise Jacamar
  • Black Vulture
  • Turckey Vulture
  • Black-tailed Trogon
  • Crowned Slaty-Flycatcher
  • Blue-gray Tanager
  • Thick-billed Euphonia
  • Blue Dacnis
  • Silver-beaked Tanager
  • Chestnut-breasted Coronet
  • Gould’s Inco Hummingird
  • Sparkling Violetear
  • Lamas
  • Alpacas
  • Vicuña
  • Jaguar
  • Puma
  • Inca Orchid (Inca hairless dog)
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Brown-throated Sloth
  • South American Squirrel Monkey
  • Monk Saki Monkey
  • Saddle-backed Tamarin
  • Jamaican Fruit-Eating Bats
  • Agouti
  • Anteater 
  • Common Green Iguana
  • Green Anaconda
  • Amazon Tree Boa
  • Spectacled Caiman Crocodile
  • Cane toad
  • Rainbow Boa
  • Polka-Dot Tree Frog
  • Horned leaf toad
  • Pink-Toed Tarantula
  • Cicada
  • Lanternfly
  • Katydid
  • Tailless Whip-Scorpion
  • Heliconia Butterfly 
  • Grey River Dolphin
  • Red-bellied Piranha
  • A variety of native orchids
  • Torch Lily
  • Victoria Water Lily
Last edited Oct 11, 07 12:21 PM.