BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – THANKS GIVINGS FOR NATURE’S GIFTS IN THE YUCATAN AND PANAMA, PART 2 of 2

Enjoy nature’s gifts of birds and other wildlife in Panama with some species or their cousins that occur in the Yucatan.

By the way, many times on birding trips in the Yucatan, I heard the mournful song of a Great Tinamou, but never saw one until I took the trip to Panama. This bird walked across the road in front of me and I took a few images. Look and listen to this secretive, forest bird.

 

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Great Tinamou

 

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird chicks

 

Keel-billed Toucan

 

Tufted Flycatcher

 

Female and male Spot-crowned Barbets

 

Buff-fronted Saltator

 

Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth

 

Bicolored Antbird

 

 

Rothschild’s Porcupine

 

Great Potoo

 

Lesser Kiskadee

 

Spot-crowned Antvireo

 

Geoffroy’s Tamarin

 

Southern Lapwing

 

LIST OF SPECIES:

Mantled howler, Alouatta palliata

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl, Colibrí Cola Canela (Spanish)

Keel-billed Toucan, Ramphastos sulfurous, Tucán Pico Canoa (Spanish)

Great Tinamou, Tinamus major, Tinamú Mayor (Spanish)

Tufted Flycatcher, Mitrephanes phaeocercus

Spot-crowned Barbets, Capito maculicoronatus

Buff-throated Saltator, Saltator maximus, Saltador Garganta Ocre (Spanish)

Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth, Choloepus hoffmanni

Bicolored Antbird, Gymnopithys bicolor

Rothschild’s Porcupine, Coendou rothschildi

Great Potoo, Nyctibius grandis

Lesser Kiskadee, Pictangus lictor

Spot-crowned Antvireo, Dysithamnus puncticeps

Geoffroy’s tamarin, Saguinus geoffroyi

Southern Lapwing, Vanellus chilensis

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During this Christmas season, give yourself the gift to discover nature, even if it’s only in your yard or a nearby park. It will soothe your heart and nurture your soul. Perhaps you can donate to a conservation organization either locally, regionally, nationally or beyond to promote protection of nature for future generations. That gift keeps on giving.

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS, FELIZ NAVIDAD, HAPPY HANUKKAH, HAPPY KWANZAA, BUONE FESTE NATALIZIE, KURISUMASU OMEDETO, JOYEUX NOEL, FROEHLICHE WEIHNACHTEN, FELIZ NATAL, KRISMASI NJEMA, SAWAT DEE WAN, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

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, Birds of Panama

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/group/three-toed-sloths/

Phil Stouffer, XC392986. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/392986.

https://www.mcgill.ca/pfss/files/pfss/distribution_of_mantled_howler_monkeys_in_bella_vista_and_limones_chiriqui_panama.pdf

https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sloth

https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Saguinus_geoffroyi/

https://enacademic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/6877723

 

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 in Merida, Yucatan and also wildlife beyond the Yucatan.

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

 



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