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Lifer 669 – Northern Jacana – Reflections of the Pure World

Lifer 669 – Northern Jacana – Reflections of the Pure World

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Chronicles of a Birders Life Listing

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the nice fortune to photographically doc 85% of the fowl species added to my “Life Listing.” This weblog sequence showcases the pictures and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and slightly concerning the setting and tradition of the world. This Lifer weblog sequence begins with the primary LIFER exterior of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.

Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Submit Sequence by Jim Achieve

@ Laguna Cobá. Quintana Roo, MX

Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa) > Jacanidae > Charadriiformes

IDENTIFICATION: Fancy-looking, vaguely chicken-like fowl of freshwater marshes, lakes, and ponds in tropical lowlands, domestically in highlands. Walks with high-stepping gait, typically on high of floating vegetation (be aware its very lengthy toes!). Grownup is chestnut total with black head and neck; immature appears to be like very completely different, with creamy-white face, neck, and underparts. Vibrant yellow wings placing in flight, when birds normally give shrieks and different raucous calls. Flies with stiff wingbeats and glides, the lengthy ft trailing out behind.

FIRST “LIFER” OBSERVATION:
Birding with: My spouse Maria
Date: 06 Dec 2021 @ Laguna Cobá, Quintana Roo, MX
Laguna Cobá | MX-ROO

SPECIES GLOBAL eBIRD DISTRIBUTION MAP
Yellow Star indications the situation of my Lifer sighting

DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: Maria and I arrived early to the Cobá Archeological Zone with hopes of avoiding giant crowds. The lagoon was quiet and peaceable once we arrived. We birded across the fringe of the lagoon briefly as we waited for the ruins to open. I noticed a Grey-crowned Yellowthroat, Least Grebe, Limpkin and Snail Kite. All fascinating birds, however not lifers. After touring the ruins for a few hours (6 LIFERS!) we had lunch on the restaurant, Maria washed her arms and left her binoculars there (ugh…) and I went for a stroll alongside the sting of the lagoon. I nearly instantly noticed a single Northern Jacana scoot throughout the tops of the lily pads. I snagged one shot of it in partial flight exhibiting its yellow underwing linings. It was then joined by 3 immature birds and one other grownup. I ended up seeing Northern Jacanas amny occasions in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

PHOTOS TAKEN: All photos had been captured on the Cobá Lagoon close to the doorway to the archeological zone entrance.

@ Laguna Cobá. Quintana Roo, MX

Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.

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