Between 17 and 21 May 2012, we were (Antonio Silveira) on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, where we had the opportunity to make some observations of fauna, especially its birds.
Willemstad is the capital of this famous Caribbean island, known for its colorful architecture.
Curacao is one of the most famous diving destinations.
We also found that it is a great place for bird watching your beautiful lizards, such as the beautiful (Cnemidophorus murinus).
According to information obtained on the Internet (BirdLife Interantional: http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/checklist.jsp?region=anca&list=howardmoore ), Curaçao has 220 species of birds. residents and migrants.
On our visit a few days, mainly at the beach Piscadera Bay, we found some species of the local avifauna, as listed below:
SPECIES: CIENTIFIC NAMES AND ENGLISH NAMES
Ardea alba; Great Egret
Arenaria interpres; Ruddy Turnstone
Bubulcus ibis; Cattle Egret
Butorides virescens; Green Heron
Coereba flaveola; Bananaquit
Columba corensis; Bare-eyed Pigeon
Columba livia; Rock Dove
Columba squamosa; Scaly-naped Pigeon
Columbina passerina; Common Ground-Dove
Egretta thula; Snowy Egret
Falco sparverius; American Kestrel
Fregata magnificens; Magnificent Frigatebird
Haematopus palliatus; American Oystercatcher
Icterus icterus; Troupial
Icterus nigrogularis; Yellow Oriole
Larus atricilla; Laughing Gull
Leptotila verreauxi; White-tipped Dove
Mimus gilvus; Tropical Mockingbird
Passer domesticus; House Sparrow
Pelecanus occidentalis; Brown Pelican
Phalacrocorax brasilianus; Neotropic Cormorant
Quiscalus mexicanus; Great-tailed Grackle
Sicalis flaveola; Saffron Finch
Tiaris bicolor; Black-faced Grassquit
Tyrannus dominicensis; Grey Kingbird
Zenaida auriculata; Eared Dove
Besides the birds we have seen some lizards, including the Iguana, common in natural areas of hotels, like lizard(Cnemidophorus murinus), endemic to the island, but common in almost all places.
Faced with what we saw and found so far, Curaçao is very interesting in terms of ornithological what motivates us to go back to learn more about their birds.
We thank company of Gianine Luiza. By Antonio Silveira
Antonio Silveira: 06.6.2012.