Organized by the Mesoamerican Ecotourism Alliance, the Yucatan Birding Festival offers birders the opportunity to view the birds of the Celestun Biosphere Reserve…
Bird Species F-J Florida Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) Gadwall (Anas strepera) Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Gray Hawk (Asturina nitida) Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus rubber) Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) Green Heron (Butorides virescens) Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) Green Parakeet (Aratinga holochlora) Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) Herald Petrel (Pterodroma arminjoniana) Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) House [...]
The Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus rubber) can be found in North and South America, Asia, across Europe and in Africa. Standing at approximately five feet, the Flamingo, ranks amongs the tallest birds on the planet. Their distinctive pink plumage, large bodies and long pale pink legs make them unique. The beak of the Greater Flamingo is [...]
The lush Garden Route area along the coast of South Africa can readily be described as a piece of paradise. The worldâ€™s largest free flight bird sanctuary, Birds of Eden, is situated in the heart of this piece of paradise. A single birdcage spans two hectares of indigenous forest, including a gorge, and is home to more than 2,000 birds of 180 species from various continents. These include parrots, parakeets, toucans, hornbills, thrushes, conures, cranes, flamingoes, ibises, swans and many more.
Flamingos are easily-recognized, long-legged water bird species with a characteristic pink color on their feathers. They live in shallow, salty lagoons and lakes, in tropical regions of the world and they have a very unique feeding method. Flamingos filter their food out of water and mud and their odd, down-turned bill is one of the most specialized bills of all birds. It is lined with complicated horny plates, much like the baleen plates in a baleen whaleâ€™s mouth.