Lifer 626 – Wedge-tailed Sabrewing – 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 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 the primary 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

@ Inexperienced Hills Butterfly Ranch, Cayo District, Belize

Wedge-tailed Sabrewing (Pampa curvipennis) > Trochilidae > Caprimulgiformes

Lifer Photograph @ Mancolona, Campeche, MX

IDENTIFICATION: Very massive however slightly drab hummingbird of tropical lowland forest and edge. Feeds low to excessive, often at edges. Be aware the lengthy graduated tail and the pale grey face and underparts with a whitish spot behind the eyes. Male has longer tail than feminine; feminine has slender whitish tail suggestions. Violet-blue crown hardly ever catches the sunshine. Loud and complicated music can entice consideration, given from mid-level perch, typically on vines.

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 resulting from flight delays and misplaced baggage and needed to depart early to fulfill 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 a number of billowing clouds above us. Over the subsequent 2 1/2 hours we might add 52 species to our first guidelines for Mexico and uncover 25 new “Lifer” species. For me, Lifers #624 to #648.

Chunyaxché/Muyil Ruins Lifer # 626 – Wedge-tailed Sabrewing

For a lot of 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 excluding the Toucans and Jays. For all the others they have been all added slowly on the informal stroll by way of the city and alongside among the outer trails.

PHOTOS TAKEN: We noticed our “Lifer” first right here in Chunyaxché however weren’t in a position to seize {a photograph} of it. I lastly did {photograph} one in Mancolona, Campeche, MX. They have been plentiful on the Inexperienced Hills Butterfly Ranch in Belize.

@ Inexperienced Hills Butterfly Ranch, Cayo District, Belize
@ Inexperienced Hills Butterfly Ranch, Belize

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 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 website of Tulum, within the Municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto within the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Nevertheless, with the development of the brand new Tulum Worldwide Airport and the Mayan Practice line, this cozy city will likely be quickly altering.


Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.

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