dinsdag 29 januari 2013

Endemic bird species of Puerto Rico on Observado.org

I'm quite a fan of the http://observado.org website. You'll find info on thousands of species, from plants to butterflies and from mushrooms to birds. But you won't find which species are endemics for a certain region and which aren't. That's a shame.

That's why I will try to fill this gap on this weblog. I used the list on the Wikipedia page to find the correct endemic species. Problem with wikipedia is that you can't find the localities, and not that many pictures. For this you'll need observado.org

So here's the list, with links to observado.org pages about these species. You'll find photos, distribution maps, places where to find these species, sound recordings etc etc.

(make sure you change the date to the period of your interest. I linked to the sightings and sometimes directly to the pictures. You can play with this yourself, if you use the "about this species" menu on the right corner of the observado.org screen):

Puerto Rican Lizard‑Cuckoo (Coccyzus vieilloti)
Yellow-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius xanthomus)
Puerto Rican Parrot (Amazona vittata)
Green Mango (Anthracothorax viridis)
Puerto Rican Nightjar (Caprimulgus noctitherus)
Puerto Rican Emerald (Chlorostilbon maugeaus)
Adelaide's Warbler (Dendroica adelaidae)
Elfin-woods Warbler (Dendroica angelae)
Puerto Rican Oriole (Icterus portoricensis)
Puerto Rican Bullfinch (Loxigilla portoricensis)
Puerto Rican Screech Owl (Megascops nudipes)
Puerto Rican Woodpecker (Melanerpes portoricensis)
Puerto Rican Flycatcher (Myiarchus antillarum)
Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus)
Puerto Rican Spindalis (Spindalis portoricensis)
Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus)
Puerto Rican Vireo (Vireo latimeri)

Here's the list of birds recorded on the observado.org database and seen on Puerto Rico: