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Endemic and Near-endemic Birds of the Yucatan Peninsula

There are 14 species that are endemic or near-endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula.

Cozumel Island

The 3 species endemic to Cozumel Island are:
  • Cozumel Emerald - Chlorostilbon forficatus  ...photo 
  • Cozumel Thrasher - Toxostoma guttatum
    The Cozumel Thrasher (Cuitlacoche de Cozumel) is perhaps the most critically endangered bird in Mexico. The last credible sighting was in July 2004 with possible sightings in 2007. If you have information about any recent sightings of this bird, please contact Robert L. Curry with information about date, time, and location in as much detail as possible.
  • Cozumel Vireo - Vireo bairdi  ...song   ...video 
  • Birdlife International Factsheet on Cozumel's endemic species -  ...link 
  • Yucatan Peninsula

    The other 11 species are found more widely on the peninsula:
    1. Ocellated Turkey - Meleagris ocellata
    2. Yellow-lored or Yucatan Parrot - Amazona xantholora
    3. Yucatan Poorwill - Nyctiphrynus yucatanicus
    4. Yucatan Nightjar - Caprimulgus badius
    5. Red-vented or Yucatan Woodpecker - Melanerpes pygmaeus
    6. Yucatan Flycatcher - Myiarchus yucatanensis
    7. Orange Oriole
      Orange Oriole
      by bevscott107
    8. Yucatan Jay - Cyanocorax yucatanicus  ...photo 
    9. Yucatan Wren - Campylorhynchus yucatanicus
    10. Black Catbird - Melanoptila glabrirostris
    11. Rose-throated Tanager - Piranga roseogularis
    12. Orange Oriole - Icterus auratus  ...photo 

    The Black-throated or Yucatan Bobwhite and the Mexican Sheartail are generally considered endemic to the Yucatan Peninsula, yet the Bobwhite has a few populations in Honduras, and the Sheartail has a population in Veracruz.

    Spanish translation

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