Lifer 652 – Ruddy Woodcreeper – Reflections of the Pure World

Chronicles of a Birders Life Checklist

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the nice 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 bit concerning the surroundings and tradition of the realm. This Lifer weblog collection begins with my first LIFER outdoors of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.

Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Submit Sequence by Jim Acquire

Lifer Picture @ Zona Arqueológica Muyil, Quintana Roo, MX

Ruddy Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla homochroa) > Furnariidae > Passeriformes

@ New River Waterway, Belize

IDENTIFICATION: Unusual, medium-sized woodcreeper of humid tropical forest; not often seen away from military ant swarms. Discovered singly or in twos and threes, usually with Tawny-winged and Northern Barred Woodcreepers at military ant swarms. Primarily perches upright on slender trunks pretty low to the bottom, much less usually at center ranges; usually quite sluggish. Total vibrant ruddy plumage together with conduct is distinctive; additionally word the pale grayish eyering. Often quite quiet; at instances offers plaintive mew calls and a chipping rattled music.

Birding with: Miguel Amar Uribe from Mexico Kan Excursions and my spouse Maria
Date: 02 Dec 2021 @ Zona Arqueológica Muyil (Chunyaxché), Quintana Roo, MX
Zona Arqueológica Muyil (Chunyaxché) | MX-ROO

Yellow Star indications the placement of my Lifer sighting

DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: Freeway 307, the principle street from Tulum to Felipe Carrillo Puerto and finally to Chetumal, runs proper by way of the city of Chunyaxché and successfully separates the taller forerst habitat northwest of city from the ruins space with shorter vegetation and consists of mangrove swamps. After strolling by way of the city aspect of the realm, we headed east down the aspect street to see the lagoon. After birding the lagoon we returned by way of the mangrove swamp on an attention-grabbing boardwalk after which explored the ruins and park space again on the entrance. This circuit netted us 4 new Lifers, #649 to #652.

Muyil Ruins Lifer # 652 – Ruddy Woodcreeper

As we walked again from the lagoon alongside the at instances rickety boardwalk, we had a Ruddy Woodcreeper land fairly near us. It labored the timber close to us briefly earlier than flying off.

PHOTOS TAKEN: We had been in a position to see and {photograph} effectively my “Lifer” Ruddy Woodcreeper. I noticed it as effectively later in southern Quintana Roo, MX and at Pook’s Hill Lodge in Belize.

@ Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Quintana Roo, MX
@ Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Quintana Roo, MX


Park-like setting on the path from the doorway kiosk.

Muyil (often known as Chunyaxché) was one of many earliest and longest inhabited historical Maya websites on the japanese coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s positioned roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the coastal website of Tulum, within the Municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto within the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The ruins of Muyil are an instance of Peten structure, like these present in southern Mayan websites with their steep walled pyramids corresponding to Tikal in Guatemala. It’s located on the Sian Ka’an lagoon, a reputation which means “The place the Sky is Born”. Muyil was positioned alongside a commerce route on the Caribbean as soon as accessible through a collection of canals.

Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.

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