Wildlife in Honduras

Honduras
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Thanks to its location at the heart of the tropics, the Honduran territory is host to a myriad of species of plants and animals.  This page presents a small sample of the interesing creatures that call Honduras "home".

Birds

Red-mackaw

Red mackaw (Ara macao)

Photo by Anibal Villatoro

Quezal

Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Photo by Wes Hanson
www.snu.edu/qerc

Green Mackaw

Green mackaw (Ara ambiguus)

Toucan

Keel-billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)

Photo by Juan Bendeck

Yellowneck Mackaw

Yellow-naped mackaw (Ara auricollis)

Harpy Eagle

Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja)

Photo by Jonathan Price

Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Collared aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Woodpecker

Great egret (Ardea alba)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Ferruginous pygmy owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Mammals

White-tailed deer

Ocelot

Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Photo by Nils Koesters
www.zoologie.de/grzimek/index.php

Jaguarundi


Red Deer

Giant Anteater

Three-fingered Sloth

Puma

Photo by David B. Vernon
eScapesPhoto.com

Capuchin monkey

Capuchin monkey

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Porcupine

Dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus mexicanus)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

 Reptiles

Red-eyed tree frog

Red-eyed Tree Frog  (Agalychnis callidryas)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Crocodile

Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)

Photo by Dennis Prusner

Green iguana

Green iguana (Iguana iguana)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Speckled racer snake

Speckled racer snake (Drymobius margaritiferus)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Garrobo

Black spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura similis)

Photo by Pablo Bedrossian, Campisa

Marine life

Giant Sea Turtle

Giant Sea Turtle

Manatee

Manatee

Photo by Clark Wheeler

Plants

(This section under construction)