How big is the Amazon rainforest? The Amazon Rainforest is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet.

Did you know that in the last 15 years, around 1000 new species of plants and vertebrates have been discovered? With such diversity, our Amazon rainforest is home to a wide variety of jungle animals that you will not be able to find anywhere else on the planet.

In addition, only in Peru more than 1870 species of birds have been registered, being the second country with the largest diversity of birdlife. Many of these birds are species from the Amazon, which represents more than 60% of the national territory.

In case you decide to live the adventure of knowing the immensity of the Amazon with our cruises. We will provide you with a list of the most exotic species of birds that you will find during the experience. Keep reading!

Where is the Amazon rainforest?

Did you know that Amazon has reached nine countries? This region is located in South America covering more than 5,500,000 km2 of rainforest. The Amazon jungle is considered the largest rainforest in the world. A home for thousands of species of Amazonian animals, plants and trees. Making it the most biodiverse tropical rainforest on the planet.

What animals live in the jungle? According to the records, the Amazon is home to more than 2,000 different animal species. These are more than 427 species of mammals, 1,300 species of birds, 427 species of amphibians, 3,000 species of fish and 378 species of reptiles.

In animals of the jungle you will meet some of the most exotic Amazonian birds.

Exotic animals in the Amazon jungle.

  • Blue Macaw (Ara ararauna)

    Bird belonging to the parrot family. The blue macaw is considered one of the most beautiful in the Amazon. Due to its vivid color, this parrot stands out from the greenish thickness of the jungle. Although blue predominates in its coat and its eyes, their chin has an intense yellow hue that contrasts with their plumage. They live on the banks of tropical rivers, as well in the trees of the extensive jungle. They feed themselves with fruits, such as mango, nuts, berries, among others.

  • Yellow Tanager (Tangara xanthocephala)

They are one of the smallest animals in the Amazon rainforest. Its yellow color stands out in the middle of the Amazon jungle. The average length is 13.2 cm and their weight is around 19 g. Its plumage, its forehead, throat and the area around the eyes are black simulating a mask. Did you know that these animals of the Amazon rainforest move in pairs or in groups of up to ten birds?

  • The woodpecker (Campephilus principalis)

The woodpecker belongs to the genus of neonate. Other birds included in this group are toucans, ostriches and emus. It measures approximately 46 centimeters. Its plumage is divided into several shades, as its head is red, its fur is black, and it has white stripes that come out of its beak. Its diet consists of worms, larvae and insects that are removed by their strong beak from the bark of trees. They are characterized by emitting a loud noise, similar to a laugh.

Do you feel excited to explore the exotic Amazon rainforest? These are only 3 species of the thousands of birds that exist in the Amazon. Together with our experienced tour guides, you will be able to enter into the deepest part of the Amazon jungle, and experience unique activities. Activities designed for lovers of Amazonian fauna and flora!

In Jungle Experiences we have cruise packs through the Amazon River, where you will enjoy the tranquility of the jungle and participate in the diverse excursions through the Amazonian Jungle so you can see the species that live there. If you wish more information about luxury travel advisor, write to us at

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