Many of the Yucatan endemics are not endemic to Mexico. This is true for the Yucatan Woodpecker which can be found in Honduras and Belize too. This one was at my hotel Jolie Jungle in MX. These are a cuter and smaller version of the Golden-fronted which can also be seen in TX. Counter-intuitively, the "egg yolk" around the base of the bill is a field mark for the Yucatan and not the Golden-fronted.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
These little guys were very vocal and hard to miss although much like other Gnatties they moved very quickly and make taking a decent pic difficult. I was hoping it was a more rare Yucatan Gnatty but I will take it. This was on my family trip to the Yucatan. The Tropical Gnatcatcher has a thicker eyebrow/supercilia.
I absolutely love birding in a new place finding birds on my own with no specific target species in mind. By the end of a trip, I am targeting specific species I may have missed. But in the first days of a trip in a new place, its all just discovery and taking whatever comes. This Bright-rumped Attila was totally unexpected and took me a while to ID. Photographed in the Yucatan.