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