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Saturday, June 24, 2017

BIRDERS & VIEWS AT LITTLE TOBAGO ISLAND, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   The first two photos show all the birders on this birding trip to Trinidad & Tobago (from left to right): Ed, Eleanor, Bill, Dan, Sharon and George.  The third photo shows our local guide, Ed and Dan.  In the fourth and fifth photos, Bill is taking photos of a nest with chicks.  The last photo shows the boat we came in.








RED-FOOTED BOOBY, LITTLE TOBAGO ISLAND, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   We can ID these seabirds as Red-footed Bobbies.   There are two morphs shown in these photos: the white morph and the brown morph.  Both morphs have red legs and bluish bills.  The white morph is generally white with the primaries and tips of secondaries black.  The brown morph is generally brownish, but depending on the light it can appear gray, etc.
   The Red-footed Booby is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 589.







RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD IN FLIGHT, LITTLE TOBAGO ISLAND, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   We can ID this bird as a Red-billed Tropicbird by its very long tail feathers, generally white color with a dark stripe through eye, reddish bill and white wings with some black on the outer primaries. 
   The Red-billed Tropicbird is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 588.


LAUGHING GULLS, LITTLE TOBAGO ISLAND, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, LITTLE TOBAGO ISLAND, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

      We can ID this bird as a Brown-crested Flycatcher by its grayish-brown upperparts, darker brown head, rufous on tail, pale gray throat, large heavy bill, short brown crest and two wing bars  (you can just make out small portions of the wing bars on the left and right of the bird).
   The Brown-headed Flycatcher is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 587.