Lifer 641 – Yellow-throated Euphonia – Reflections of the Pure World

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Chronicles of a Birders Life Listing

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the great fortune to photographically doc 85% of the chicken species added to my “Life Listing.” This weblog collection showcases the pictures and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and somewhat concerning the surroundings and tradition of the world. This Lifer weblog collection begins with my first LIFER exterior of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.

Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Submit Collection by Jim Achieve

@ Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Quintana Roo, MX

Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea) > Fringillidae > Passeriformes

IDENTIFICATION: Tiny finch of tropical lowlands and foothills, primarily in humid areas. Present in forest cover, adjoining clearings with bushes, gardens. Often in pairs, generally small teams that affiliate readily with different euphonias, particularly when feeding at mistletoe. Male has wealthy yellow throat and underparts (lacks black throat of male Scrub Euphonia); feminine has pale grayish throat and yellow sides making a vested look. Younger male appears like feminine with an grownup male head caught on.

FIRST “LIFER” OBSERVATION:
Birding with: Miguel Amar Uribe from Mexico Kan Excursions and my spouse Maria
Date: 02 Dec 2021 @ Chunyaxché, Quintana Roo, MX
Chunyaxché (Pueblo) | MX-ROO

SPECIES GLOBAL eBIRD DISTRIBUTION MAP
Yellow Star indications the situation of my Lifer sighting

DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: We acquired in very late to Tulum as a result of flight delays and misplaced baggage and needed to go away early to satisfy up with Miguel Amar Uribe from Amar Aves, Mexico Kan Excursions who was going to steer us on our first journey birding within the Yucatan. Miguel met us with an enormous smile and we have been off to discover the pueblito of Chunyaxché and study concerning the chicken life and cultural historical past of the world. It was nice, barely heat and humid, with numerous billowing clouds above us. Over the following 2 1/2 hours we’d add 52 species to our first guidelines for Mexico and uncover 25 new “Lifer” species. For me, Lifers #624 to #648.

Muyil Ruins Lifer # 641 – Yellow-throated Euphonia

For the group of 25 Lifers that I encountered on this 2 1/2 hour stroll, there was actually nothing distinctive about any of the sightings except for the Toucans. For the entire others they have been all added slowly on the informal stroll by means of the city and alongside a number of the outer trails.

PHOTOS TAKEN: I initially missed all photographs on our first go to to Chunyaxché, however I did {photograph} a male at Cobá and a feminine on a return go to to Muyil later.


BACKGROUND ABOUT THE TOWN OF CHUNYAXCHé

Facet roads main into the forest

Nestled on the fringe of the large Sian Ka’an Biosphere and throughout the road from the Muyil Archeological Zone, the small city of Chunyaxché is surrounded by tall bushes and thick vegetation and is a good spot for locating lots of the areas birds. It’s situated roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the coastal web site of Tulum, within the Municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto within the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Nonetheless, with the development of the brand new Tulum Worldwide Airport and the Mayan Prepare line, this cozy city shall be quickly altering.


Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Collection.

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