Published On: Tue, Dec 3rd, 2019

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

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

Mantled Howler

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.

SOUND LINK: https://www.xeno-canto.org/392986

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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