BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-ARTIST’S PALETTE: TURQUOISE-BROWED MOTMOT

Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” zoologist, photographer, and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her column, published on the 7th and 21st of each month, features anecdotes about birding in Merida, Yucatan and beyond.     

Contact: all4birdies@gmail.com  All rights reserved, ©Cherie Pittillo

 

Turquoise-browed Motmot, Eumomota superciliosa, momoto ceja azul (Spanish), tooj, Toh (Mayan)

TOH, Turquoise-browed Motmot
TOH, Turquoise-browed Motmot

Artist’s palette

Of Yucatan seasons

Verdant from rain

Green-mixed russet from dry

Amber of sunsets

Turquoise of Caribbean

Deep scarlet of Flor de Mayo

Maya blue of cenotes

Blackness of starless night

 

Sam Ervin’s eyebrows

Amy Winehouse-lined eyes

Sam Ervin eyebrows with Amy Winehouse-lined eyes
Sam Ervin eyebrows with Amy Winehouse-lined eyes

Electric blue-lined goatee

Electric blue-lined goatee
Electric blue-lined goatee

Tennis racket-tipped tail

Tennis racket-tipped tail
Tennis racket-tipped tail

Utility line enhancer

Utility line enhancer

Concrete wall lounger

Concrete wall lounger
Concrete wall lounger

Fence wire sitter

Fence wire sitter
Fence wire sitter

Dead tree topper

Dead tree topper
Dead tree topper

Completes artist’s brush

In morning fog


 

 





Comments

comments