Friday, March 18, 2011

Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

Last year, when flying back from Grenada, a stewardess overheard us talking about the birds we saw and told us about the birds in Trinidad and Tobago. Because these islands are below the equator and off the coast of South America, they get many species that are not seen in the US or elsewhere in the Caribbean. So this year we planned a trip to Trinidad and Tobago. Below are a few of the highlights. Over the next month or so, we'll post additional photos and stories of birds from this region, intermixed with the birds of New Jersey.

Tufted Coquette
Tufted Coquette

Blue-crowned Mot Mot
Blue-crowned Mot Mot

Rufous-tailed Jacamar
Rufous-tailed Jacamar

Golden-headed Manikan
Golden-headed Manikan

Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis

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Fantastic!

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Tufted Titmouse getting a drink

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Red-bellied woodpecker: Photo by Robert

 

Red-bellied woodpecker photographed 3/2/11 in Clifton. He often keeps watch over the food from a nearby telephone pole and yells when people go near the suet tree.

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