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Lifer 676 – Caribbean Elaenia – Reflections of the Pure World

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Chronicles of a Birders Life Checklist

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the great fortune to photographically doc 85% of the chicken species added to my “Life Checklist.” This weblog collection showcases the pictures and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and a little bit in regards to the atmosphere and tradition of the realm. This Lifer weblog collection begins with the primary LIFER exterior of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.

Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Publish Sequence by Jim Acquire

Lifer Photograph @ Colonia Huertes Familiares, Cozumel, MX

Caribbean Elaenia (Elaenia martinica) > Tyrannidae > Passeriformes

Photograph @ Colonia Huertes Familiares, Cozumel, MX

IDENTIFICATION: Relatively drab and inconspicuous flycatcher of tropical woodland, semi-open areas with bushes and timber. Typically discovered at fruiting timber, the place eats small berries. Restricted overlap in vary with barely bigger and brighter Yellow-bellied Elaenia, which has a spiky, white-based crest, in contrast to Caribbean, which normally holds its crest flattened; additionally notice that Caribbean has a vivid orange base to the underside of its invoice, duller wingbars, and completely different voice; doesn’t flick its wings or tail.

FIRST “LIFER” OBSERVATION:
Birding with: Miguel Amar Uribe from Mexico Kan Excursions and my spouse Maria
Date: 10 Dec 2021 @ Colonia Huertes Familiares, Cozumel, MX
Colonia Huertos Familiares | MX-ROO

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

DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: We drove again down via the principle street of San Miguel to a small colony simply exterior of city referred to as Huertes Familiares. We drove slowly and stopped to get out a number of instances to take a look at birds flitting round. This flycatcher posed fairly calmly and I used to be in a position to get a number of first rate pictures of it.

PHOTOS TAKEN: Photographs beneath taken @ Colonia Huertes Familiares, Cozumel, MX

@ Colonia Huertes Familiares, Cozumel, MX

Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.

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