Central America - Other Birds

On this page you will find pictures of other birds photographed by me in Aruba, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba and Mexico.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Plain Chachalaca - Bruine Chachalaca
  2. White-bellied Chachalaca - Witbuikchachalaca
  3. Horned Guan - Hoorngoean
  4. Crested Bobwhite - Kuifkwartel
  5. Scaled Pigeon - Geschubde Duif
  6. Bare-eyed Pigeon - Naaktoogduif
  7. Red-billed Pigeon - Roodsnavelduif
  8. Eared Dove - Geoorde Treurduif
  9. Common Ground Dove - Musduif
  10. Ruddy Ground-Dove - Steenduif
  11. Inca Dove - Incaduif
  12. White-faced Quail-Dove - Witgezichtkwartelduif
  13. Grey-fronted Quail-Dove - Grijskopkwartelduif
  14. Key West Quail-Dove - Cubaanse Kwartelduif
  15. Ruddy Quail-Dove - Bergkwartelduif
  16. Blue-headed Quail-Dove - Blauwkopkwartelduif
  17. Cuban Parakeet - Cubaanse Aratinga
  18. Brown-throated Parakeet - Ma´sparkiet
  19. Olive-throated Parakeet - Aztekenaratinga
  20. Orange-fronted Parakeet - Ivooraratinga
  21. Mealy Parrot - Grote Amazone
  1. Cuban Parrot - Cuba-amazone
  2. White-fronted Parrot - Witvoorhoofdamazone
  3. Red-lored Parrot - Geelwangamazone
  4. Groove-billed Ani - Groefsnavelani
  5. Common Pauraque - Pauraque
  6. Green Kingfisher - Groene IJsvogel
  7. American Pygmy Kingfisher - Groene Dwergijsvogel
  8. Keel-billed Toucan - Zwavelborsttoekan
  9. Collared Aracari - Halsbandarassari
  10. Acorn Woodpecker - Eikelspecht
  11. Golden-naped Woodpecker - Goudnekspecht
  12. Golden-fronted Woodpecker - Goudvoorhoofdspecht
  13. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Geelbuiksapspecht
  14. Cuban Green Woodpecker - Cubaanse Groene Specht
  15. Golden-olive Woodpecker - Olijfrugspecht
  16. Fernandina's Flicker - Cubaanse Grondspecht
  17. Northern Barred Woodcreeper - Noordelijke Gebandeerde Muisspecht
  18. White-throated Magpie-Jay - Ekstergaai
  19. Brown Jay - BruineGaai
  20. Cuban Crow - Cubaanse Kraai
  21. Montezuma Oropendola - MontezumaOropendola

Plain Chachalaca
Bruine Chachalaca
5 March 2009

White-bellied Chachalaca
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
28 April 2011
Horned Guan
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
21 April 2011
Crested Bobwhite
19 March 2006
Scaled Pigeon
Geschubde Duif
9 March 2009
Bare-eyed Pigeon
18 December 2006
Red-billed Pigeon
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
27 April 2011
Eared Dove
Geoorde Treurduif
20 March 2006
Common Ground-Dove
17 December 2006
Ruddy Ground-Dove
7 March 2009

There are four subspecies of the Ruddy Ground-dove ranging from northern Mexico south to eastern Peru and northern Argentina.

This is Columbina talpacoti rufipennis which occurs in Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago.
C.t. rufipennis shows much more cinnamon on the underwing than the nominate C. t. talpacoti.
Inca Dove
Mexico City, Mexico
28 April 2011
White-faced Quail-Dove
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
22 April 2011
Grey-fronted Quail-Dove
Soplillar, Playa Larga area, Cuba
10 January 2016

The Grey-fronted Quail-Dove is considered endemic to Cuba, where it is generally a rare and local resident, although the species is still comparatively numerous in parts of the west of the island, especially on the Zapata Peninsula. It was previously considered a subspecies of the grey-headed quail-dove, which is now split into the grey-fronted quail-dove, endemic to Cuba, and the white-fronted quail-dove, endemic to Hispaniola.
Key West Quail-Dove
Cubaanse Kwartelduif
Playa Larga area, Cuba
11 January 2016

Although it was named for Key West, Florida, where it was discovered and where it probably nested in the 1800s, today this bird is only a rare visitor to Florida from islands in the Caribbean. A chunky, rotund bird, it walks quietly on the ground under very dense cover, and is often difficult to find even where it is common.
Ruddy Quail-Dove
Soroa, Cuba
7 January 2016

The Ruddy Quail-Dove is the most widely distributed species of Geotrygon; it occurs in the Caribbean and in Central and South America from Mexico south to Argentina.
Like other quail-doves, this species forages solitarily or in pairs for seeds and invertebrates on the ground in thick cover.

Blue-headed Quail-Dove
La Cueva de los Peces,
Zapata National Park, Cuba
10 January 2016

The Blue-headed Quail-Dove is an endemic terrestrial dove found on the island of Cuba. This species is extremely rare and has a very small population with extremely small subpopulations, and numbers are continuing to decline. It is a resident non-migratory species and it is the only quail-dove species in Cuba that is both endemic and considered to be endangered.
Sexes are alike.

Cuban Parakeet
Cubaanse Aratinga
Playa Giron area, Cuba
12 January 2016

Brown-throated Parakeet
27 March 2006

There are several subspecies (at least 14) of the Brown-throated Parakeet which have varying colours particularly of the crown, face and underparts.

This is Eupsittula pertinax arubensis which occurs on Aruba and the northern coast of Venezuela.

I somehow managed to get the bird on my finger!
Olive-throated Parakeet
9 March 2009
Orange-fronted Parakeet
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
27 April 2011
Mealy Parrot
Grote Amazone
9 March 2009
Cuban Parrot
Playa Giron area, Cuba
13 January 2016

White-fronted Parrrot
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
27 April 2011
Red-lored Parrot
5 March 2009
Groove-billed AniGroove-billed Ani
3 March 2009
Common Pauraque
3 March 2009
Green Kingfisher
Groene IJsvogel
5 March 2009
American Pygmy Kingfisher
Groene Dwergijsvogel
4 March 2009
Collared Aracari
Tulum, Mexico
1 March 2000

Keel-billed Toucan
6 March 2009

Acorn Woodpecker
5 March 2009
Golden-naped Woodpecker
Corcovado, Costa Rica
March 2003
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ambergris Caye, Belize
11 March 2009
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Ambergris Caye, Belize
13 March 2009
Cuban Green Woodpecker
Cubaanse Groene Specht
Soroa area, Cuba
7 January 2016

Golden-olive Woodpecker
9 March 2009
Fernandina's Flicker
Cubaanse Grondspecht
Soplillar, Playa Larga area, Cuba
10 January 2016

Northern Barred Woodcreeper
Noordelijke Gebandeerde Muisspecht
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
26 April 2011
White-throated Magpie-Jay
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
28 April 2011
Brown Jay
Bruine Gaai
10 March 2009
Cuban Crow
Cubaanse Kraai
Playa Larga, Cuba
9 January 2016

Montezuma Oropendola
Montezuma Oropendola
4 March 2009
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