Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 24, 2018

Tikal Birding Part One

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Tikal

Up this morning at 5am and I caught the tourist bus to Tikal. A cup of cofee and a sandwich for breakfast and through the gate after paying 150 Quetzals. I walked for ages. So much I got a bruise on my heel.

Ocellated Turkey
Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)

First thing I saw through the gates was an Ocellated Turkey walking on the grass.

Ocellated Turkey
Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)

They sure do have ugly heads.

Red-lored Parrot
Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)

Ovenbird
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)

This Ovenbird was on the track leading to Templo 6.

White-whiskered Puffbird
White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis)

This White-whiskered Puffbird was just sitting in a tree above the road.

Ruddy Woodcreeper
Ruddy Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla homochroa)

There was about a dozen woodcreepers hopping around over the trees by the track. It was so dark I had to use my flash for some photos. But still pretty bad.

Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii)

I did a big double-take when I saw this photo. There were two species on woodcreepers in the same mob.

Summer Tanager
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)

Bright red male Summer Tanager.

Plumbeous Kite
Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea)

This Plumbeous Kite was bringing building materials for their nest.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - female
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

This female Rose-breasted Grosbeak was gutsing herself on the fruit on the tree.

Pale-billed Woodpecker
Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)

This female Pale-billed Woodpecker was hammering away at this tree on the way back to the entrance.

Tikal Bird list

Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis)
Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)
White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis)
Ruddy Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla homochroa)
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii)
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Plumbeous Kite (Ictinia plumbea)
Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio)
White-collared Seedeater (Sporophila torqueola)
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Yellow Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

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