Andy Frank

Monday, February 04, 2019

Tikal Orange-breasted Falcon and Ocellated Turkey

The best birds seen on a recent trip to Belize were on a day trip into Guatemala to the Mayan ruins at Tikal.

Two Orange-breasted Falcons were perched on trees in the main plaza, and I was able to get relatively close to one by climbing the adjacent pyramid.

Ocellated Turkeys are rare and keep hidden in most places due to hunting, but they are protected at Tikal and regularly come out to feed on the lawn.  Amazing colors.

And remarkable ornaments on its head.


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