Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna

Machu Picchu’s natural exuberance is characteristic of the Andean Cloud Forest; a land of vibrant orchids, exotic bromeliads, colorful butterflies, and several species of indigenous birds, such as the Inca Roacher, Parodi Hemispingus, and Green and White Hummingbird.

Several species of hummingbirds, monkeys, and various endangered species such as the Peruvian Cock-of-the-Rock, the Andean Spectacled Bear, the Giant Otter and the Mountain Lion are also seen in Machu Picchu.

Wildlife Observation Chart
Observation Probability
MAMMALS
Spectacled Bear – in captivity

Tremarctos ornatus
100%
BIRDS
Andean Cock-of-the-rock
Highland Mot-mot
Golden-headed Quetzal
Blue-Gray Tanager
Torrent Duck
Rupicola peruviana
Momotus aequatorialis
Pharomachrus auriceps
Thraupis episcopus
Merganetta armata
80%
85%
50%
90%
60%
HUMMINGBIRDS
Booted Racket-tail
Shining Sunbeam
Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Amethyst-throated Sunangel
Sparkling Violetear
White-bellied Hummingbird
Green-and-white Hummingbird
Collared-Gould’s Inca
Ocreatus underwoodii
Aglaeactis cupripennis
Boissonneaua matthewsii
Heliangelus amethysticollis
Colibri coruscans
Leucippus chionogaster
Leucippus viridicauda
Coeligena inca
80%
80%
100%
50%
80%
80%
80%
80%

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