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West Indian Woodpecker

Range - Bahamas, Cuba and Grand Cayman

Common in the Najasa area but also seen at El Salton. Not seen elsewhere.

West Indian Woodpecker

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Loggerhead Kingbird

Range - Bahamas, Greater Antillies
and Cayman Islands

One of the more common species, seen daily.

 

Loggerhead Kingbird

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Loggerhead Kingbird

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Tawny-shouldered Blackbird

Range - Cuba and Hispaniola

Only seen in the grounds of the Villa Pinares De Mayari.

Greater Antillian Grackle

Range - Greater Antillies, Cayman Islands

Probably the first bird to be heard (very noisy!) and common in the grounds of both mountain hotels

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Great Lizard-cuckoo

Range - Bahamas and Cuba

An amazing looking bird with an extremely long tail.  They usually wanted to remain partially obscured.  We saw them creeping through the bushes (rather than flying).  Seen at several sites during the week.

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Scaly-naped Pigeon

Range - Lesser and Greater Antillies

A Pigeon of forested areas which we only saw at El Salton.

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Red-legged Thrush

Range - Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Brac, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Dominica and Swan Islands

 

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Black-cowled Oriole

Range - Mexico, Central America, northern Bahamas and Greater Antilles except Jamaica

Most frequently seen in the hotel grounds at Villa Pinares De Mayari.

Black-cowled Oriole

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Stripe-headed Tanager

Range - Bahamas, Greater Antilles, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel.

The males are very striking. Only seen on a few occasions in wooded areas.

 

Western Spindalis

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Palm Crow

Range - Cuba and Hispaniola

Not difficult to separate from Cuban Crow, providing they call.   The call of the Palm Crow is relatively similar to Carrion Crow while Cuban Crow has a bizarre call.

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Palm Crow

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