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Thursday, June 22, 2017

GIANT ANTHURIUM, LITTLE TOBAGO ISLAND, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   The Giant Anthurium is a herbaceous epiphyte.






NEST OF AUDOBON SHEARWATER, LITTLE TOBAGO ISLAND, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   The Audobon Shearwater breeds from January to April on Little Tobago,  during which time it uses nests like this burrow.   This burrow is known to host an Audobon Shearwater.  After breeding they spend the rest of the year at sea.



BIRDERS ON THE BOAT, BATTEAUX BAY, SPEYSIDE, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO




VIEWS FROM THE BOAT, BATTEAUX BAY, SPEYSIDE, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO





MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD IN FLIGHT, BATTEAUX BAY, SPEYSIDE, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


BROWN NODDY ON ROCKS & IN FLIGHT, BATTEAUX BAY, SPEYSIDE, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   We can ID this bird as a Brown Noddy by its generally chocolate brown color, white crown and forehead,  wedge shaped tail and dark feet and legs. 
   The Brown Noddy is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 586.





VIEWS FROM BLUE WATERS INN, SPEYSIDE, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO







BROWN BOOBY, BATTEAUX BAY, SPEYSIDE, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   We can ID this bird as a Brown Booby by its dark brown head, neck, upperparts, tail and upper breast sharply divided from white lower breast and rest of underparts; yellow legs; ivory/light blue bill; long,tapered tail and pale yellow chin  (see left Booby in first photo).
   The Brown Booby is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 585.



YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON ON BEACH, BATTEAUX BAY, SPEYSIDE, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


ROOST OF BREEDING ROSEATE TERNS ON ROCKS, BATTEAUX BAY, SPEYSIDE, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   We can ID this tern as a breeding Roseate Tern by its generally white color, black crown, long forked tail, orange-red legs, black bill with red-orange at base and pinkish tinge to underparts  (this can be seen on the tern in  the upper middle of  the second photo).
   The Roseate Tern is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 584.




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

RUFOUS-VENTED CHACHALACA, BLUE WATERS INN, SPEYSIDE, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   We can ID this bird as a Rufous-vented Chachalaca by its large size ( averages 22"), olive brown upperparts., grey head and neck, red throat and rufous flanks.
   The Rufous-vented Chachalaca is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 583.  















YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, SPEYSIDE, TOBAGO, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


VIEWS FROM THE ROAD BETWEEN TOBAGO AIRPORT & BLUE WATERS INN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO





TRICOLORED HERON, STOP BETWEEN TOBAGO AIRPORT & BLUE WATERS INN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


EARED DOVE ON WIRE, STOP BETWEEN TOBAGO AIRPORT & BLUE WATERS INN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


ADULT SOTHERN LAPWINGS & CHICKS, STOP BETWEEN TOBAGO AIRPORT & BLUE WATERS INN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   The Southern Lapwing chicks are in the last two photos. 





BREEDING LEAST GREBE, STOP BETWEEN TOBAGO AIRPORT & BLUE WATERS INN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

   We can ID this bird as a breeding Least Grebe by its grey  color, black crown and black bill. 
   The Least Grebe is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 582.


ANHINGA,STOP BETWEEN TOBAGO AIRPORT & BLUE WATERS INN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


GREAT EGRET, STOP BETWEEN TOBAGO AIRPORT & BLUE WATERS INN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO


GREEN HERON, STOP BETWEEN TOBAGO AIRPORT & BLUE WATERS INN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO