Bird life is great in Cuba. Even with the bad weather during my trip I saw 46 species of birds, including 11 endemic species. One of the most interesting is the Bee Hummingbird, the smallest bird on earth. Another nice one was the Cuban Trogon, the national bird of Cuba.

Nature pictures of Cuba and other bird pages are linked:

Nature in Cuba
Nature Page for Cuba
Bird Pages
Bird Pages

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Cuba

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae)
Feeding male Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae, german: Bienenelfe, french: Colibri d'Elena), endemic to Cuba. These are the smallest birds in the world. (1054k)
Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae)
Feeding female Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae, german: Bienenelfe, french: Colibri d'Elena). (470k)
Cuban Emerald (Riccordia ricordii)
Male Cuban Emerald (Riccordia ricordii, german: Kubasmaragd­kolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (630k)
Cuban Emerald (Riccordia ricordii)
Feeding male Cuban Emerald (Riccordia ricordii, german: Kubasmaragd­kolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord). (466k)
Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor)
Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor, german: Vielfarbentodi, french: Todier de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (433k)
Olive-capped Warbler (Setophaga pityophila)
Olive-capped Warbler (Setophaga pityophila, german: Kubawaldsänger, french: Paruline à calotte verte), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (463k)
Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae)
Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae, german: Gelbkopf-Waldsänger, french: Paruline de Fernandina), endemic to Cuba. (561k)
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus)
Female Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus, french: Cici grand-chanteur). (642k)
Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena)
Male Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena, german: Streifenkopf­tangaren, french: Zéna à tête rayée). (854k)
Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva)
Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva, french: Hirondelle à front brun). It was dark in the cave and I didn't have a tripod, so this is all I got. (533k)
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus)
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (537k)
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus)
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard). (669k)
Cuban Pewee (Contopus caribaeus)
Cuban Pewee (Contopus caribaeus, french: Moucherolle tête-fou), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (372k)
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae)
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae, french: Tyran de La Sagra), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (570k)
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae)
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae, french: Tyran de La Sagra), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (586k)
Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra)
Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra, french: Sporophile négrito), endemic to Cuba. (837k)
Cuban Solitaire (Myadestes elisabeth)
Cuban Solitaire (Myadestes elisabeth, french: Solitaire de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (575k)
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius humeralis)
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius humeralis, french: Petit Carouge), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (484k)
Cuban Blackbird (Ptiloxena atroviolacea)
Cuban Blackbird (Ptiloxena atroviolacea, french: Quiscale violet), endemic to Cuba. (716k)
Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus)
Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus, french: Viréo à moustaches). (517k)
Cuban Vireo (Vireo gundlachii)
Cuban Vireo (Vireo gundlachii), endemic to Cuba. (1010k)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos, german: Spottdrossel, french: Moqueur polyglotte). (719k)
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna, german: Lerchenstärling, french: Sturnelle des prés). (730k)
Cuban Green Woodpecker (Xiphidiopicus percussus)
Female Cuban Green Woodpecker (Xiphidiopicus percussus, german: Blutfleckspecht, french: Pic poignardé), endemic to Cuba. (691k)
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris)
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (615k)
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris)
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs). (509k)
Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis)
Adult Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis), endemic to Cuba. (520k)
Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis)
Juvenile Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis). (1237k)
Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis)
Immature Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis). (969k)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (804k)
Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita)
Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita, german: Küstentaube, french: Tourterelle à queue carrée). (1018k)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica, german: Weißflügeltaube, french: Tourterelle à ailes blanches). (501k)
Cuban Ground Dove (Columbina passerina insularis)
Cuban Ground Dove (Columbina passerina insularis, german: Sperlings­täubchen, french: Colombe à queue noire). (1269k)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (784k)
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia, german: Wilson-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier de Wilson). (1333k)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus, german: Keilschwanz-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier kildir). (734k)
Greater Antillean Grackle (Quiscalus niger)
Male Greater Antillean Grackle (Quiscalus niger, german: Antillengrackel, french: Quiscale noir), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (581k)
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani)
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani, german: Glattschnabelani, french: Ani à bec lisse). (733k)
Cuban Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium siju)
Cuban Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium siju, german: Cuba-Sperlingskauz, french: Chevêchette de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (737k)
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus)
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (573k)
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus)
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba). (606k)
Cuban Amazon ssp. leucocephala (Amazona leucocephala leucocephala)
Cuban Amazon ssp. leucocephalas (Amazona leucocephala leucocephala, german: Kuba-Amazone, french: Amazone de Cuba), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (707k)
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini)
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (823k)
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini)
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba). (930k)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (558k)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (775k)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis)
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) in flight. (545k)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (621k)
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
Immature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (666k)
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens, german: Rötelreiher, french: Aigrette roussâtre), white morph. (761k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (932k)
American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus)
American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus, german: Schneesichler, french: Ibis blanc). (837k)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), red race. (424k)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), white race. (486k)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (640k)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (401k)

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