Cuban mockingbirds, Zapata sparrow and frigatebirds


This 2014 video is called Birds of Cayo Coco.

After 11 March 2017, on 12 March 2017 we were at Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo islands off Cuba.

At 8:51, a northern crested caracara flying.

A Zapata sparrow, a Cuban endemic species, in a bush. And a Cuban gnatcatcher, also endemic.

And an Oriente warbler, the third Cuba endemic species within a few minutes.

In the shallow sea, roseate spoonbills.

We arrive near the lighthouse.

Bahama mockingbird, 12 March 2017

Here is one of few places in Cuba where the Bahama mockingbird lives. See here on this species.

Mockingbird, 12 March 2017

We see one driving a northern mockingbird, a related, more common species in Cuba, away from the top of a bush.

Northern mockingbird, 12 March 2017

The northern mockingbird retreated to the top of a wall.

Northern mockingbird, on 12 March 2017

Greater Antillean grackles were present.

Magnificent frigatebirds, 12 March 2017

Offshore, magnificent frigatebirds flying.

Two American oystercatchers on the shore.

A double-crested cormorant.

Brown pelican, 12 March 2017

A brown pelican on a pole in the sea.

Laughing gull, 12 March 2017

A laughing gull on another pole.

We continued. So, stay tuned!

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