Central America - Large Song Birds

On this page you will find pictures of large song 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. Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Geelsnavelkoekoek
  2. Great Lizard-Cuckoo - Cubaanse Hagediskoekoek
  3. Cuban Trogon - Cubaanse Trogon
  4. Black-headed Trogon - Zwartkoptrogon
  5. Gartered Trogon - Goulds Trogon
  6. Resplendent Quetzal - Quetzal
  7. Blue-throated Motmot - Blauwkeel-motmot
  8. Russet-crowned Motmot - Bruinkapmotmot
  9. Blue-crowned Motmot - Blauwkapmotmot
  10. Turquoise-browed Motmot - Wenkbrauwmotmot
  11. White-whiskered Puffbird - Witsnor-baardkoekoek
  12. Social Flycatcher - Roodkruintiran
  13. Great Kiskadee - Grote Kiskadie
  14. Boat-billed Flycatcher - Bootsnaveltiran
  15. Tropical Kingbird - Tropische Koningstiran
  16. Brown-backed Solitaire - Bruinrug-solitaire
  17. Cuban Solitaire - Cubaanse Solitaire
  18. Tropical Mockingbird - Tropische Spotlijster
  19. Spotted Nightingale-Thrush - Gevlekte Dwerglijster
  20. Black Robin - Guatamala-lijster
  1. Clay-colored Thrush - Gray-lijster
  2. Rufous-collared Thrush - Roodkraaglijster
  3. Louisiana Waterthrush - Louisiana-waterlijster
  4. Western Tanager - Louisiana-tangare
  5. Blue-gray Tanager - Bischops-tangare
  6. Azure-rumped Tanager - Azuurstuit-tangare
  7. Silver-throated Tanager - Zilverkeel-tangare
  8. Golden-hooded Tanager - Purpermasker
  9. Bronzed Cowbird - Roodoogkoevogel
  10. Great-tailed Grackle - Langstaarttroepiaal
  11. Carib Grackle - Caribische Troepiaal
  12. Yellow-backed Oriole - Geelrugtroepiaal
  13. Yellow Oriole - Gele Troepiaal
  14. Altamira Oriole - Altamiratroepiaal
  15. Hooded Oriole - Maskertroepiaal
  16. Venezuelan Troupial - Oranje Troepiaal
  17. Orchard Oriole - Tuintroepiaal
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Geelsnavelkoekoek
Ambergris Caye, Belize
12 March 2009
Great Lizard-Cuckoo
Cubaanse Hagediskoekoek
Soplillar, Playa Larga area, Cuba
10 January 2016

Cuban Trogon
Cubaanse Trogon
Soplillar, Playa Larga area, Cuba
10 January 2016
Black-headed Trogon
Zwartkoptrogon
Belize
6 March 2009

Gartered Trogon
Goulds Trogon
Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico
20 April 2011

The original Violaceous Trogon has been split in 2009 into three species (Guianan, Gartered and Amazonian). The nominate Violaceous Trogon has been renamed Guianan Trogon. Gartered Trogon is the most Northern species.

Resplendent Quetzal
Quetzal
Monteverde, Costa Rica
March 2003
Blue-throated Motmot
Blauwkeel-motmot
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Canada Honda Camping Site, Chiapas, Mexico
25 April 2011
Russet-crowned Motmot
Bruinkapmotmot
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
21 April 2011

Blue-crowned Motmot
Blauwkapmotmot
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
25 April 2011

Blue-crowned Motmot was split in 2010 into five species: Blue-crowned Motmot (M. coeruliceps), Whooping Motmot (M. subrufescens), Trinidad Motmot (M. bahamensis), Amazonian Motmot (M. momota), and Andean Motmot (T. aequatorialis). For the moment this taxon retains the name "Blue-crowned", but if the Middle American races are further split, as many believe they should, this will become Blue-diademed Motmot (M. lessonii).

Turquoise-browed Motmot
Wenkbrauwmotmot
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
26 April 2011
White-whiskered Puffbird
Witsnor-baardkoekoek
Belize
9 March 2009

Social Flycatcher
Roodkruintiran
(Myiozetetes similis texensis)
Belize
3 March 2009

There are seven recognized subspecies of the Social Flycatcher.
M.s. texensis is found in eastern and southern Mexico, Guatamala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
For the subspecies M. s. columbianus, see S-America.

Great Kiskadee
Grote Kiskadie (P.s. guatimalensis)
Belize
14 March 2009

There are currently 10 recognized subspecies of the Great Kiskadee.

This is Pitangus sulphuratus guatimalensis which is found in South-east Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador south to Central Panama.
Boat-billed Flycatcher
Bootsnaveltiran
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
27 April 2011

Tropical Kingbird
Tropische Koningstiran
Belize
3 March 2009

There are 3 recognized subspecies of the Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus).
The one occurring in Belize is Tyrannus melancholicus satrapa.

Brown-backed Solitaire
Bruinrug-solitaire
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve,
Chiapas, Mexico
22 April 2011
Cuban Solitaire
Cubaanse Solitaire
La Gu´ra NP, Cuba
8 January 2016

Tropical Mockingbird
Tropische Spotlijster
Aruba
16 December 2006
Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
Gevlekte Dwerglijster
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
22 April 2011
Black Robin
Guatamala-lijster
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
23 April 2011
Clay-coloured Thrush
Gray-lijster
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
20 April 2011
Rufous-collared Thrush
Roodkraaglijster
Huitepec National Park, Chiapas, Mexico
19 April 2011
Louisiana Waterthrush
Louisiana-waterlijster
Belize
5 March 2009
Western Tanager
Louisiana-tangare
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico
22 April 2011
Blue-gray Tanager
Bischops-tangare
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
27 April 2011
Azure-rumped Tanager
Azuurstuit-tangare
El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Canada Honda Camping Site, Chiapas, Mexico
25 April 2011
Silver-throated Tanager
Zilverkeel-tangare
Rara Avis, Costa Rica
March 2003
Golden-hooded Tanager
Purpermasker-tangare
Belize
8 March 2009

Bronzed Cowbird
Roodoogkoevogel
Belize
5 March 2009

Great-tailed Grackle
Langstaarttroepiaal
Belize
14 March 2009
Carib Grackle
Caribische Troepiaal
Aruba
14 March 2006
Yellow-backed Oriole
Geelrugtroepiaal
Belize
8 March 2009
Yellow Oriole
Gele Troepiaal
Aruba
22 March 2006
Altamira Oriole
Altamiratroepiaal
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
27 April 2011
Hooded Oriole
Maskertroepiaal
Belize
3 March 2009
Venezuelan Troupial
Oranje Troepiaal
Aruba
16 March 2006
Orchard Oriole
Tuintroepiaal
Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
28 April 2011
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