South America (1x4)
Fecha de emisión: Ene 19, 2012
In this bird’s-eye view of South America, condors soar along the Andes, scarlet macaws explore the heart of the Amazon and hummingbirds and vultures show us the continent’s greatest sights. It’s a journey that includes Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines and the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Santiago.
In Patagonia, giant petrels shadow killer whales as they hunt seals by stranding their huge bodies on the beach.
At Iguassu Falls, dusky swifts dive through the cascades to huddle in communal roosts and hummingbirds bathe below.
In a secret Andean location, condors soar in flocks over 40-strong and scavenge on casualties from herds of fighting guanacos. Elsewhere, a mother condor gently pushes her youngster to the edge of a 200-metre cliff – flight school begins.
Deep in the Amazon, macaws seek medicinal clay. They are joined by a host of secretive jungle animals, including spider monkeys and tapirs, all after the same remedy.
In Peru, condors soar over fighting sealions waiting for casualities and on a mass exodus north, birds converge on the Panama Canal.
In Costa Rica, black vultures descend on turtles as they lay their eggs in the sand and pick off the eggs that ping-pong through the air.
- Estrenada: Dic 2011
- Episodios: 6
- Seguidores: 18
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