Lifer 642 – Yellow-billed Cacique – Reflections of the Pure World


Chronicles of a Birders Life Listing

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the great fortune to photographically doc 85% of the hen species added to my “Life Listing.” This weblog collection showcases the photographs and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and slightly in regards to the atmosphere 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 Put up Sequence by Jim Acquire

@ Pook’s Hill Lodge, Cayo District, Belize

Yellow-billed Cacique (Amblycercus holosericeus) > Icteridae > Passeriformes

Lifer Photograph @ Chunyaxché Pueblo, Quintana Roo, Mexico

IDENTIFICATION: Enticing black-and-yellow oriole of humid tropical lowlands. Favors forest edge, plantations, semi-open areas with tall hedges and flowering timber. Typically in flowering timber with different species of orioles. Plumage reasonably variable, however word the reasonably small, barely decurved invoice. Male has black head and again in Mexico and northern Central America, feminine has black face and greenish again. Sexes look alike in southern Central America.

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

Yellow Star indications the situation of my Lifer sighting

DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: We obtained in very late to Tulum resulting from 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 a giant smile and we had been off to discover the pueblito of Chunyaxché and be taught in regards to the hen life and cultural historical past of the world. It was nice, barely heat and humid, with numerous billowing clouds above us. Over the subsequent 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 # 642 – Yellow-billed Cacique

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 aside from the Toucans. For all the others they had been all added slowly on the informal stroll via the city and alongside among the outer trails.

PHOTOS TAKEN: I obtained fairly good pictures of my “Lifer” right here at Chunyaxché, and I did see them extra instances and obtained respectable pictures in Campeche and Belize.

@ Chunyaxché Pueblo, Quintana Roo, Mexico


Aspect roads main into the forest

Nestled on the fringe of the huge Sian Ka’an Biosphere and throughout the road from the Muyil Archeological Zone, the small city of Chunyaxché is surrounded by tall timber and thick vegetation and is a superb spot for locating most 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 can be quickly altering.

Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.