Crested Oropendola (Corn Bird) – Trinidad

The Crested Oropendola also known as the Corn Bird is a larger size bird that is about the size of a black bird which we commonly see in the city. The reason that I compared them to the black bird is because they are from the same family as our black bird. Corn Birds can…

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Flowers and Plants of Trinidad and Tobago #1

Trinidad and Tobago is a dual island Caribbean nation that is the southernmost island in the West Indies. The islands are tropical and the terrain ranges from mountains with the highest point being at 1800 feet to swamps at sea level. With this dramatic range in terrain it enables a substantial variety of plant life…

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White-Chested Emerald Hummingbird – Trinidad

I always enjoy seeing hummingbirds! They are amazing to watch as they are hovering over a flower when they are eating the flower’s nectar. The White-Chested Emerald Hummingbird is a pretty humming bird. The emerald color on its back is bright when it is in the sunlight and the white on its chest makes for…

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Palm Tanager – Trinidad

The Palm Tanager is a medium size song bird that lives in the tropical Americas. They are commonly seen at the edge of the forest but they also live in the forest canopy deep in the interior of the forest. Palm Tanagers normally travel in pairs but they also can be found in small groups…

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White-Cheeked Pintail Duck – Dominican Republic

The White-Cheeked Pintail Duck are also known as Galapagos Ducks or Bahama Pintail Ducks. They are primarily seen in shallow marshes and rivers rather than large lakes or bays. They are dabbling ducks which means that they prefer shallow water where they can tip their head under water and find food rather than submerging or…

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Green Monkeys – Barbados

The highlight of my wildlife experiences in Barbados was seeing the green monkeys. Being able to see the green monkeys in Barbados was exciting. Sometimes I have to work very hard to see wildlife and even harder to get quality pictures. The green monkeys in Barbados live in the forest areas throughout the island and…

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Green Honeycreeper – Trinidad

I don’t think that I will ever forget the first time I saw a Green Honeycreeper. I was totally amazed, I had never seen a bird with such vibrant colors. Seeing this bird was what made me take an interest in birds. Once I started seeing the diversity in birds, it has really made me…

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