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March 26, 2018

Palenque Birding – Part 2

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 10:25 pm

Palenque Birds Day 1- Afternoon.

In the afternoon we got visited by some Howler Monkeys in the back yard of my hostel. I was a bit scared at first but they were just curious and came right onto the tree above the kitchen. They were very nice and not aggressive at all like macaques.

Guatemalan Black Howler
Guatemalan Black Howler(Alouatta pigra)

They are also called Yucatan Black Howler.

Guatemalan Black Howler
Guatemalan Black Howler(Alouatta pigra)

This is a close-up of an adult. It is amazing how human they look.

Collared Aracari
Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)

It is a Toucan. I was quite surprised when I saw the monstrous snoz on this thing.

Groove-billed Ani
Groove-billed Ani – Garrapatero Pijuy (Crotophaga sulcirostris)

I love the Groove-billed Anis. They look like something out of a science fiction movie. Directly teleported out of the Stargate. A superior intelligence! Spanish name is Garrapatero Pijuy, which means “I have a message from Spock”.

Scarlet Macaw in flight
Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

One in flight. They fly around all over the paddocks making a racket.

Brown Jay
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio)

Palenque bird list

Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio)

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