Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the nice fortune to photographically doc 85% of the hen species added to my “Life Checklist.” This weblog sequence showcases the pictures and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and a bit in regards to the surroundings and tradition of the realm. This Lifer weblog sequence begins with the primary LIFER outdoors of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.
Rufous-browed Peppershrike (Cyclarhis gujanensis) > Vireonidae > Passeriforme
IDENTIFICATION: A big chunky vireo, widespread in tropical and subtropical wooded habitats. Forages sluggishly, primarily at mid-upper ranges, typically becoming a member of mixed-species feeding flocks. Plumage varies throughout its vary, however all populations have a really stout pale invoice, a rusty eyebrow, and pinkish legs; underparts range from vibrant yellow (as in mainland Mexico and Central America) to dingy yellow (as on Cozumel Island).
SPECIES GLOBAL eBIRD DISTRIBUTION MAP
Yellow Star indications the situation of my Lifer sighting
DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: After 4 busy days of exploring so many attention-grabbing, however very a lot filled with folks locations, Maria and I needed to return to go to Muyil realizing that it was not going to be very busy. We loved one other breakfast at our favourite restaurant, El Rincón Mexicano Muyil. We weren’t upset and just about had the entire space to ourselves. As we walked by way of the park-like entrance space all the way in which again to the small pyramid and again, we simply casually explored the zone, pausing to take a seat and chill out and simply hear and revel in. Over the course of the following 2 1/2 hours, I used to be ready so as to add 7 new “Lifer” hen species.
1st Lifer – Muyil Go to on 12/5/21: Lifer #656 Rufous-browed Peppershrike.
Maria and I had barely paid the doorway payment and began strolling alongside the path in direction of the ruins after we noticed this hen flitting across the timber. I ended up seeing this species 5 extra occasions between Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Belize.
No photographs have been efficiently taken with the Lifer first hen in Muyil. The entire photographs proven are from the facet of the street close to Yalsihón, within the municipality of Dzilam González. Yucatán, MX.
BACKGROUND ABOUT THE MUYIL ARCHEOLOGICAL ZONE
Muyil (also called Chunyaxché) was one of many earliest and longest inhabited historical Maya websites on the japanese coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s situated roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the coastal web site 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 resembling Tikal in Guatemala. It’s located on the Sian Ka’an lagoon, a reputation that means “The place the Sky is Born”. Muyil was situated alongside a commerce route on the Caribbean as soon as accessible through a sequence of canals.
Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.