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January 22, 2011 / Leslie

Weekend Birding: Great Kiskadee

I took this photo last January while on vacation in Mexico near Playa del Carmen.

Great Kisdadee

My bird guide tells me this bird is native to tropical and subtropical areas; Mexico, Central America and the Texas lowlands, and is a member of the flycatcher family. I had never seen one before. This guy was making noise high up in a tree when he attracted my attention. He was nice enough to pose for a few seconds before flying away.

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  1. trish / Jan 22 2011 9:41 am

    Beautiful! So kind of him to pose.

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  2. laurelrainsnow / Jan 22 2011 9:55 am

    Gorgeous photo! I love the sharp focus of the central image (the bird), along with the fadeout in the backdrop. Thanks for sharing…

    Here’s mine:

    http://laurelrainsnowswonderland.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/saturday-snapshot-jan-22/

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  3. diane / Jan 22 2011 10:00 am

    What a great shot; beautiful.

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  4. Rebecca Rasmussen / Jan 22 2011 10:31 am

    Lovely, lovely, lovely! I want to meet this little one in Mexico…now! 🙂

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  5. Bev / Jan 22 2011 10:39 am

    What a handsome bird! Terrific shot!

    Here’s my snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/01/saturday-snapshot-jan-22.html

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  6. Alyce / Jan 22 2011 12:07 pm

    I love the stripes on the head! The “kiskadee” name made me think immediately of chickadees, which I’ve always thought were pretty too. It’s nice that he posed for you!

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  7. dyane / Jan 22 2011 4:45 pm

    lovely bird he/she does look a bit like a chickadee or maybe more like a nut hatch.

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    • Leslie / Jan 22 2011 5:07 pm

      I think the scale of size is deceptive in this photo. This is a fairly large bird, about 10 inches / 25 centimeters.

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  8. bermudaonion / Jan 22 2011 6:52 pm

    He’s beautiful! I’m amazed at the gorgeous bird photos you take.

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