Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the nice fortune to photographically doc 85% of the chook species added to my “Life Checklist.” This weblog collection showcases the photographs and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and a bit in regards to the surroundings and tradition of the world. This Lifer weblog collection begins with the primary LIFER outdoors of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.
Yellow-backed Oriole (Icterus chrysater) > Icteridae > Passeriformes
IDENTIFICATION: Enticing black-and-yellow oriole. Primarily in pine-oak forest of highlands, but additionally in humid tropical lowlands of Yucatan Peninsula. Usually in flowering timber with different species of orioles. Each sexes have a yellow head and physique with a small black masks and throat patch, black wings and tail. Invoice is straight and pointed. Richly whistled and barely halting music carries properly.
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Yellow Star indications the situation of my Lifer sighting
DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: After 4 busy days of exploring so many fascinating, however very a lot full of individuals locations, Maria and I wished to return to go to Muyil figuring out 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 dissatisfied and just about had the entire space to ourselves. As we walked by means 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 sit down and calm down and simply hear and revel in. Over the course of the following 2 1/2 hours, I used to be in a position so as to add 7 new “Lifer” chook species.
sixth Lifer – Muyil Go to on 12/5/21: Lifer #661 Yellow-backed Oriole.
This chook got here in to the flowering vegetation close to the doorway to Muyil. The yellow coloration was a bit totally different from the opposite orioles we had seen and the wings have been clearly strong black. None of my photographs present the complete again, however we did see it with our binoculars.
All photographs beneath, besides the primary one, have been taken at Muyil. The primary one beneath was photographed at Cobá.
Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.