Friday, October 5, 2018


 From the GreenTracks Amazon Herping Tour 9/29 - 10/6, 2018

from Dante Fenolio
Notes from the Amazon No.213: The Two-striped Forest Pitviper (Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdina) is a nocturnal denizen of western Amazonia. The preferred habitat is both upland and flood forests, especially in vine tangles along stream borders. Primarily an understory inhabitant, this beautiful snake occasionally ascends to considerable heights. We found this one coiled at 12 meters (~ 40 feet) above the forest floor. The diet includes frogs, lizards, and perhaps the occasional small bird or mammal. Known locally in Amazonian Peru as “Loro Machaco,” it is much feared and talked about. However, most locals have never actually seen one and instead brand every green snake they see with this name. This natural light shot was taken with a Sony a77 body and a 10-20mm Sigma lens.




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