November in the USA celebrates a holiday to give thanks. Nature gives us every day to celebrate its wonders. Here are a few examples of the beauty of birds, whether in the Yucatan or Costa Rica or similar species in both.
Plus enjoy this 2015 column which expresses thanks to birds for their efforts in our lives.
LISTED SPECIES :
*Gartered Trogon, Trogon caligatus, Coa Violacea Nortena (Spanish), Ku’ux (Mayan)
**Blue-crowned Motmot now Lesson’s Motmot, Momotus lessonii, Momoto Corona Negra o Tooj de Monte (Spanish), Jut jut (Mayan)
**Lesser Violetear in Costa Rica, Colibri cyanotus , but Mexican Violetear in Yucatan Colibri thalassinus. These species used to be considered as one species named Green Violet-ear
*Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea, Garza Nocturna Corona Clara (Spanish)
* In Yucatan and/or similar species in Costa Rica
** Common name or species name change
DISCLAIMER: References do not agree on details about these species:
Sal a Pajarear Yucatan, Birds & Reserves of the Yucatan Peninsula, A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America, A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica
Cherie Pittillo, “nature inspired,” photographer and author, explores nature everywhere she goes. She’s identified 56 bird species in her Merida, Yucatan backyard view. Her monthly column features anecdotes about birding and other wildlife in Merida, Yucatan and beyond.
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