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March 8, 2018

Valladolid Bird Watching

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Valladolid – Xkobek Camping

I had to do my Spanish test this morning so I can get put in the right Spanish class next week. I got a taxi to the Bus terminal and caught the 12:30 bus to Valladolid. I finally made it to the camping site and got my tent.

Masked Tityra
Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)

The Masked Tityra is a very strange looking bird. I was very surprised when I saw it. The Mayan name for Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata) is Pelan K’euel. The Spanish name is Tityra enmascarada.

White-winged Dove
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

I have nearly seen most of the Yucatan doves already. I got a bit excited over a few Rock Doves which I thought might be native pigeons. doh! The Mayan name for White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) is Sac Pakal and the spanish name is Paloma alas blancas.

Black Vulture
Black Vulture (Coragpys atratus)

I have seen these in South America. I remember a sinister photo of one on a cross atop a church. Black Vulture Mayan name is Book Pool Ch’om. The Spanish name is Zopilote negro.

Melodious Blackbird
Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives)

There are some similar birds to these. The Melodious Blackbird has dark eyes and a longish tail. The Mayan name for Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives) is Pich. The Spanish name is Tordo cantor.

Mexican spiny-tailed iguana
Mexican spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura pectinata)

This Iguana negra was hanging around the top of the cenote at the camp site.

Yucatan squirrel
Yucatan squirrel (Sciurus yucatanensis)

Not sure what this one is. Edit: Just gonna go with Yucatan Squirrel.

Valladolid bird list

Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
Black Vulture (Coragpys atratus)
Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Rock Pigeon – Paloma Domestica -(Columba livia)


Mexican spiny-tailed iguana – Iguana Negra – (Ctenosaura pectinata)
Yucatan squirrel (Sciurus yucatanensis)

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