Bird watching in Haiti, Hispaniola

Haiti is not the easiest country for Bird watchers, but after more then 2 years on the island of Hispaniola some nice selection of pictures can be posted! Enjoy!



Hispaniolan Lizard-cuckoo (Saurothera longirostris)

French: Tacco d’Hispaniola German: Haitikuckuck Spanish: Cuco-lagartero de la Española; pictures done in Port Salut

Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo

Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo


Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus)

French: Merle vantard German: Rotfußdrossel Spanish: Zorzal Patirrojo Other common names: Eastern Red-legged Thrush (ardosiaceusalbiventris); Western Red-legged Thrush (other races) ; both pictures done on Mont Ciel

Red legged trush


Red-legged Trush



Scaly-naped Pigeon (Columba squamosa

French: Pigeon à cou rouge German: Antillentaube Spanish: Paloma Isleña
Other common names: Red-necked/Scaled(!)/Blue Pigeon; picture done in Jeremie

Scaly-naped Pigeon


Antillean Siskin (Carduelis dominicensis)

French: Chardonneret des Antilles German: Haitizeisig Spanish: Jilguero Antillano Other common names: Hispaniola  Siskin/Goldfinch; all pictures done in Mont CielAntillean Siskin


Antillean Siskin, female


Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus)

French: Pic d’Hispaniola German: Haitispecht Spanish: Carpintero de la Española ; picture done at Cote de Arcahaie, IndigoHispaniolan WoodpeckerHispaniolan WoodpeckerHispaniolan WoodpeckerHispaniolan Woodpecker


Black-crowned Palm-tanager (Phaenicophilus palmarum

French: Katje à couronne noire German: Schwarzscheitel-Palmtangare Spanish: Cuatro-ojos Coroninegro
Other common names: Hispaniolan Palm-tanager (when treated as conspecific with P. poliocephalus); picture done in Mont Ciel



Black headed Palm Tanager

Hispaniolan Oriole (Icterus dominicensis)


French: Oriole à capuchon German: Hispaniolatrupial Spanish: Turpial de la Española
Other common names: Greater Antillean Oriole (when treated as conspecific with I. northropiI. melanopsis andI. portoricensis) ; all pictures done in JeremieHispaniolan Oriole


Greater Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla violacea

French: Pèrenoir petit-coq German: Rotsteiß-Gimpelfink Spanish: Semillero Prieto
Other common names: Jamaican Bullfinch; pictures done in Jeremie and Mont Ciel

Antillean Bullfinch

Hispaniolan Pewee (Contopus hispaniolensis


French: Moucherolle d’Hispaniola German: Hispaniolaschnäppertyrann Spanish: Pibí de la Española
Other common names: Greater Antillean Pewee (if lumped with C. caribaeus and C. pallidus); all pictures done in Mont Ciel

Hispaniolan PeweeHispaniolan Pewee

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)

French: Moqueur polyglotte German: Spottdrossel Spanish: Sinsonte Norteño
Other common names: Common Mockingbird; picture 1 done in Base Camp , Port au Prince; picture 2 in IndigoNorthern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris), here in a rare color variety

French: Quiscale merle German: Trauergrackel Spanish: Zanate Caribeño
Other common names: Lesser Antillean Grackle; Barbados Grackle (“fortirostris group”), picture done in Arcahaie Carib Grackle 

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) French: Tournepierre à ollier German: Steinwälzer Spanish: Vuelvepiedras ComúnOther common names: Turnstone, all pictures done in Port Salut


Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus

French: Gallinule poule-d’eau German: Teichhuhn Spanish: Gallineta Común
Other common names: Common Gallinule, picture done in Indigo

Common Moorhen

Sanderling (Calidris alba

French: Bécasseau sanderling German: Sanderling Spanish: Correlimos Tridáctilo ; picture fromPort Salut DSC_6848DSC_6846DSC_6813DSC_6858

Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus

French: Mango doré German: Dominikanermangokolibri Spanish: Mango Antillano
Other common names: Puerto Rican Golden HummingbirdDSC_9551

Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima)

French: Colibri nain German: Zwergelfe Spanish: Colibrí zumbadorcito ; all picture done in JeremieVervain HummingbirdVervain Hummingbird

Vervain Hummingbirds

Yellow-throated Warbler (Dendroica dominica


French: Paruline à gorge jaune German: Goldkehl-Waldsänger Spanish: Reinita Gorjiamarilla
Other common names: Sutton’s Warbler (hybrid with Parula americana); picture done in Port SalutDSC_6620

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia

French: Chevalier grivelé German: Drosseluferläufer Spanish: Andarríos Maculado , picture done in Port SalutDSC_6836

Cape May Warbler (Dendroica tigrina)

French: Paruline tigrée German: Tigerwaldsänger Spanish: Reinita Atigrada, picture done in Port SalutDSC_6675

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

French: Pluvier argenté German: Kiebitzregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlito Gris
Other common names: Black-bellied/Silver Plover; picture done in Port SalutDSC_6647

Palmchat (Dulus dominicus)

French: Esclave palmiste German: Palmenschwätzer Spanish: Sigua Palmera ; picture from JeremieOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura

French: Urubu à tête rouge German: Truthahngeier Spanish: Aura Gallipavo ; all pictures from JeremieTurkey Vulture chased by a CrowTurkey VultureTurkey Vulture chased by a Crow

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius

French: Crécerelle d’Amérique German: Buntfalke Spanish: Cernícalo Americano
Other common names: American Sparrowhawk, Sparrow Hawk(!); all pictures done in JeremieDSC_7976DSC_7975

White-necked Crow (Corvus leucognaphalus

French: Corneille d’Hispaniola German: Antillenkrähe Spanish: Cuervo de la Española; picture done in JeremieWhite necked Crow

Broad-billed Tody (Todus subulatus

French: Todier à bec large German: Breitschnabeltodi Spanish: Barrancolí Picogrueso
Other common names: Hispaniolan Tody; picture done in JeremieOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA



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