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:

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

Birds in Cuba

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Feeding male Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae, german: Bienenelfe, french: Colibri d'Elena), endemic to Cuba. These are the smallest birds in the world. (1044k)
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Feeding female Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae, german: Bienenelfe, french: Colibri d'Elena), endemic to Cuba. (459k)
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Male Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii, german: Kubasmaragdkolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord). (608k)
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Feeding male Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii, german: Kubasmaragdkolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord). (454k)
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Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor, german: Vielfarbentodi, french: Todier de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (420k)
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Olive-capped Warbler (Setophaga pityophila, german: Kubawaldsänger, french: Paruline à calotte verte). (447k)
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Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae, german: Gelbkopf-Waldsänger, french: Paruline de Fernandina), endemic to Cuba. (545k)
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Female Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus, french: Cici grand-chanteur). (619k)
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Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena, french: Zéna à tête rayée). (801k)
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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. (527k)
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Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard). (526k)
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Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard). (655k)
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Cuban Pewee (Contopus caribaeus, french: Moucherolle tête-fou). (365k)
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La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae, french: Tyran de La Sagra). (484k)
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Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra, french: Sporophile négrito), endemic to Cuba. (785k)
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Cuban Solitaire (Myadestes elisabeth), endemic to Cuba. (565k)
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Tawny-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius humeralis, french: Petit Carouge). (475k)
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Cuban Blackbird (Dives atroviolaceus, french: Quiscale violet), endemic to Cuba. (698k)
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Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus). (509k)
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Cuban Vireo (Vireo gundlachii), endemic to Cuba. (966k)
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Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos, german: Spottdrossel, french: Moqueur polyglotte). (712k)
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Loggerhead Kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus, french: Tyran tête-police). (569k)
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Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis, french: Tyran gris). (551k)
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Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna, german: Lerchenstärling, french: Sturnelle des prés). (707k)
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Cuban Green Woodpecker (Xiphidiopicus percussus, german: Blutfleckspecht, french: Pic poignardé), endemic to Cuba. (662k)
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West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs). (604k)
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West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs). (487k)
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Adult Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis), endemic to Cuba. (478k)
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Juvenile Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis). (1147k)
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Immature Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis). (902k)
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Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (759k)
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Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita, german: Küstentaube, french: Tourterelle à queue carrée). (984k)
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White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica, german: Weißflügeltaube, french: Tourterelle à ailes blanches). (489k)
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Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina, german: Sperlingstäubchen, french: Colombe à queue noire). (1255k)
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Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (771k)
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Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia, german: Wilson-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier de Wilson). (1325k)
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Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus, german: Keilschwanz-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier kildir). (717k)
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Greater Antillean Grackle (Quiscalus niger, german: Antillengrackel, french: Quiscale noir). (568k)
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Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani, german: Glattschnabelani, french: Ani à bec lisse). (713k)
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Cuban Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium siju, german: Cuba-Sperlingskauz, french: Chevêchette de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (695k)
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Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (557k)
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Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (588k)
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Cuban Amazon (Amazona leucocephala, german: Kuba-Amazone, french: Amazone de Cuba). (674k)
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Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba). (781k)
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Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba). (887k)
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Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (545k)
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Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (770k)
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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) in flight. (535k)
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Immature Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue). (743k)
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Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (604k)
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Immature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (652k)
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Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens, german: Rötelreiher, french: Aigrette roussâtre), white morph. (726k)
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Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (884k)
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American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus, german: Schneesichler, french: Ibis blanc). (804k)
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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), red race. (405k)
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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), white race. (453k)
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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (615k)
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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (394k)

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