RAINFOREST BIRD TOUR: Rainforest birds photo slideshow

35 pictures of birds in the rainforest

Many of the world's 10,000 species of birds live in tropical forests for at least a portion of the year. A number of birds commonly seen in Europe and the United States — especially songbirds — migrate to the tropics during the winter.

The following slideshow presents a sampling of some of the birds found in tropical rainforests around the world.

Green macaw in Colombia

Victoria Crowned Pigeon from New Guinea

Violet Turaco (Musophaga violacea) of tropical West Africa

Micronesian Kingfisher

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Harpy eagle in captivity in Belize

Scarlet macaws in Belize

Keel-billed Toucan in Belize

Emerald toucanet in Belize

Rufous-tailed Jacamar in Belize

Pauraque in Brazil

Blue Hyacinth in Brazil's Pantanal. One of the world's most endangered parrots, the Hyacinth macaw is more commonly found in flooded savanna areas in the Pantanal, rather than rainforest arreas

Jabiru stork in Brazil's Pantanal

Ocellated Turkey in the Yucantan, Mexico

Blue and yellow macaw in Colombia

Festive Amazon in Colombia

Pair of Rufous Motmot in Costa Rica

Little Hermit in Costa Rica. This individual was captured by researchers for a tracking experiment. He was not harmed.

Scale-crested Pygmy-tyrant in Costa Rica

Fiery Billed Aracari in Costa Rica

Green Parrot in Honduras

Black-backed Kingfisher

Indian Peafowl

Wreathed Hornbill (Aceros undulatus) in Indonesia

Gray-winged Trumpeters

Blue-and-yellow macaws

Great hornbill in Thailand's Khao Yai National Park

Spectacled Owl in Belize

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo in Indonesian New Guinea

Moustached Parakeet in Bali

Great Hornbill of tropical Asia

Golden-neck Cassowary from New Guinea

Nicobar Pigeon