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Saturday, December 15, 2018

RUDDY WOODCREEPER, YAXCHILAN MAYAN RUINS,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/10/2018

      We can ID this Woodcreeper as a Ruddy Woodcreeper as follows:
  • Almost entirely rufous
  • Straight bill
  • Was photographed in area near swarms of army ants. This species is highly dependent on army ant swarms for food, so it is generally sighted near them
  • Pale grayish eyering.  You can just make this out in the photo
      The Ruddy Woodcreeper is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 839.
      




EGRETS, CORMORANTS, ANHINGAS, ETC., ON ROAD FROM BRIDGE,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018









BLACK VULTURE, ON ROAD FROM BRIDGE,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018


GREAT EGRETS, ON ROAD FROM BRIDGE,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018





SNOWY EGRET ON TREE & IN FLIGHT, FROM BRIDGE ON ROAD, CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018



FEMALE BELTED KINGFISHER WITH RAISED CREST, USUMACINTA MARSHES,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018



FEMALE BLUE-WINGED TEAL, USUMACINTA MARSHES,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018


GREATER YELLOWLEGS, USUMACINTA MARSHES,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018


LAUGHING FALCON, USUMACINTA MARSHES,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018




BLACK-COLLARED HAWK, USUMACINTA MARSHES,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018

      We can ID this hawk as a Black-collared Hawk as follows:
  • Whitish head, tinged with buff and black streaks on crown
  •  Black collar on front of neck
  • Upperparts and underparts are bright cinnamon-rufous
  • Upperparts has black stripes
      The Black-collared Hawk is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 838.







NORTHERN JACANA, USUMACINTA MARSHES,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018


SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, USUMACINTA MARSHES,CHIAPAS,MEXICO, 11/12/2018