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Birds in Mexico

This is a discussion on Birds in Mexico within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Took a one day birding trip and saw some very nice birds. Taking photos of ...

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    Took a one day birding trip and saw some very nice birds. Taking photos of wild birds is just not easy for the novice photographer, especially when balancing a pair of binoculars and your field guide. But here are a couple. Although the macaw is tame, it is the type that inhabits this area in the wild - although they are endangered -

    The Military Macaw
    - and yes, his face does get red when he is upset!

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    These two pics are not very good because this bird is wild and would land only for a few seconds. But a striking color combination. If you squint at the second picture you will see he has a bright blue face!

    The Green Jay

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    The Jay is beautiful.
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    How cool Diane! They are both exotic and beautiful. What makes a bird a Jay?--This guy is so different than the ones we have.

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    I saw 2 of the 3 local jays, the Green Jay and the San Blas Jay. The Mexican Jay, the least colorful, was still on it's way back from summer in the southern US (Arizona and Texas). The Mexican Jay is light blue on the back and wings with a grey breast. The San Blas Jay was a stunning bright blue back with a black breast. They are all closely related to the Jays found in the US, especially the Scrub Jay seen in many states, including Cal.

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    I did not get this guy's picture myself, but he is a handsome fellow and was one of the birds I really wanted to see:

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    I love the macaw! He is so colorful!

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    I visited Cancun in October 2001, and saw Green and Brown Jays. Brilliant birds and very noisy. I couldn't creep through the forest without the Jays letting everything else know that I was there lol. I managed to see 150 species of bird over the 2 weeks, and came home very happy

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    Thanks for the photos Diane!

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