Lifer 670 – Cozumel Emerald – Reflections of the Pure World


Chronicles of a Birders Life Record

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the nice fortune to photographically doc 85% of the chook species added to my “Life Record.” 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 the primary LIFER exterior of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.

Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Put up Sequence by Jim Achieve

@ Colonia Huertos Familiares, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Male @ El Cedral pueblo, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Cozumel Emerald (Cynanthus forficatus) > Trochilidae > Caprimulgiformes

IDENTIFICATION: Solely on Cozumel Island, Mexico, the place it’s often essentially the most ceaselessly encountered hummingbird. Feeds low to excessive on quite a lot of flowers, preferring forest edge, gardens, and different semi-open habitats. Male is beautiful, emerald-green with a protracted, deeply forked tail. Feminine has distinctive broad darkish facemask, moderately lengthy forked tail. No related species on the island (Canivet’s Emerald happens on the Yucatan mainland).

FIRST “LIFER” OBSERVATION:
Birding with: Miguel Amar Uribe from Mexico Kan Excursions and my spouse Maria
Date: 10 Dec 2021 @ San Miguel Bello Caribe, Cozumel Island, MX
San Miguel Bello Caribe | MX-ROO

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

DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: We arrived an hour early on the dock in Playa del Carmen to take the ferry throughout to Cozumel Island. We misplaced a bit sleep getting there so early, however we had been treaated to a ravishing dawn. The journey throughout on the ferry was curious, however uneventful. We met up with Miguel Amar Uribe from Amar Aves Birdwatching and headed to our first cease on the north finish of San Miguel, San Miguel Bello Caribe. Proper after stepping out of the automobile we had been handled to the sounds of calling Cozumel Emerald (LIFER 670), Black Catbird (LIFER 671) and Western Spindalis (LIFER 672). Whereas I used to be not capable of {photograph} my lifer Cozumel Emerald, we had been profitable at our subsequent couple of stops.

PHOTOS TAKEN: No pictures had been captured of the primary chook at our first birding cease on Cozumel at San Miguel Bello Caribe, however we bought extra nice views and photographs at every of the opposite birding stops on the island.

@ Colonia Huertos Familiares, Cozumel, MX

Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.

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