Lifer 627 – White-bellied Emerald – Reflections of the Pure World

Chronicles of a Birders Life Record

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the nice fortune to photographically doc 85% of the chook species added to my “Life Record.” This weblog collection showcases the photographs and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and a little bit concerning the atmosphere and tradition of the realm. 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 Submit Sequence by Jim Achieve

@ Inexperienced Hills Butterfly Ranch, Cayo District, Belize

White-bellied Emerald (Chlorestes candida) > Trochilidae > Caprimulgiformes

Lifer Picture @ Chunyaxché Pueblo, Quintana Roo, Mexico

IDENTIFICATION: Small and slightly plain hummingbird of tropical lowland forest and edge. Feeds low to excessive, typically at edges and out in clearings. Each sexes look ‘female-plumaged,’ with inexperienced upperparts, white underparts; reddish coloration on base of invoice might be troublesome to see. Tail drab greenish with faint dusky band close to tip. Lacks daring white tail corners of different small hummingbirds, resembling feminine Ruby-throated.

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 bought in very late to Tulum because of flight delays and misplaced baggage and needed to go away 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 a giant smile and we had been off to discover the pueblito of Chunyaxché and be taught concerning the chook life and cultural historical past of the realm. It was nice, barely heat and humid, with a number of billowing clouds above us. Over the following 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 # 627 – White-bellied Emerald

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 aside from the Toucans and Jays. For all the others they had been all added slowly on the informal stroll by way of the city and alongside a few of the outer trails.

PHOTOS TAKEN: We noticed our “Lifer” first right here in Chunyaxché and in addition once more in a number of different areas in Quintana Roo, Belize and Guatemala.

@ Zona Arqueológica Muyil Chunyaxché, Quintana Roo, MX
@ Inexperienced Hills Butterfly Ranch, Belize


Facet 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 good 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 shall be quickly altering.

Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.

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