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

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. (1044k)
Mellisuga helenae
Feeding female Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae, german: Bienenelfe, french: Colibri d'Elena). (457k)
Chlorostilbon ricordii
Male Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii, german: Kubasmaragd­kolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (620k)
Chlorostilbon ricordii
Feeding male Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii, german: Kubasmaragd­kolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord). (455k)
Todus multicolor
Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor, german: Vielfarbentodi, french: Todier de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (424k)
Setophaga pityophila
Olive-capped Warbler (Setophaga pityophila, german: Kubawaldsänger, french: Paruline à calotte verte), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (452k)
Teretistris fernandinae
Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae, german: Gelbkopf-Waldsänger, french: Paruline de Fernandina), endemic to Cuba. (550k)
Tiaris olivaceus
Female Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus, french: Cici grand-chanteur). (635k)
Spindalis zena
Male Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena, german: Streifenkopf­tangaren, french: Zéna à tête rayée). (855k)
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. (526k)
Turdus plumbeus
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (533k)
Turdus plumbeus
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard). (664k)
Contopus caribaeus
Cuban Pewee (Contopus caribaeus, french: Moucherolle tête-fou), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (361k)
Myiarchus sagrae
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae, french: Tyran de La Sagra), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (560k)
Myiarchus sagrae
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae, french: Tyran de La Sagra), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (576k)
Melopyrrha nigra
Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra, french: Sporophile négrito), endemic to Cuba. (837k)
Myadestes elisabeth
Cuban Solitaire (Myadestes elisabeth, french: Solitaire de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (566k)
Agelaius humeralis
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius humeralis, french: Petit Carouge), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (475k)
Ptiloxena atroviolacea
Cuban Blackbird (Ptiloxena atroviolacea, french: Quiscale violet), endemic to Cuba. (708k)
Vireo altiloquus
Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus, french: Viréo à moustaches). (509k)
Vireo gundlachii
Cuban Vireo (Vireo gundlachii), endemic to Cuba. (1014k)
Mimus polyglottos
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos, german: Spottdrossel, french: Moqueur polyglotte). (712k)
Sturnella magna
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna, german: Lerchenstärling, french: Sturnelle des prés). (723k)
Xiphidiopicus percussus
Female Cuban Green Woodpecker (Xiphidiopicus percussus, german: Blutfleckspecht, french: Pic poignardé), endemic to Cuba. (682k)
Melanerpes superciliaris
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (605k)
Melanerpes superciliaris
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs). (500k)
Icterus melanopsis
Adult Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis), endemic to Cuba. (513k)
Icterus melanopsis
Juvenile Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis). (1255k)
Icterus melanopsis
Immature Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis). (972k)
Zenaida macroura
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (798k)
Zenaida aurita
Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita, german: Küstentaube, french: Tourterelle à queue carrée). (1020k)
Zenaida asiatica
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica, german: Weißflügeltaube, french: Tourterelle à ailes blanches). (493k)
Columbina passerina insularis
Cuban Ground Dove (Columbina passerina insularis, german: Sperlings­täubchen, french: Colombe à queue noire). (1255k)
Zenaida macroura
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (784k)
Charadrius wilsonia
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia, german: Wilson-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier de Wilson). (1325k)
Charadrius vociferus
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus, german: Keilschwanz-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier kildir). (728k)
Quiscalus niger
Male Greater Antillean Grackle (Quiscalus niger, german: Antillengrackel, french: Quiscale noir), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (576k)
Crotophaga ani
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani, german: Glattschnabelani, french: Ani à bec lisse). (727k)
Glaucidium siju
Cuban Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium siju, german: Cuba-Sperlingskauz, french: Chevêchette de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (731k)
Priotelus temnurus
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (563k)
Priotelus temnurus
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba). (598k)
Amazona leucocephala leucocephala
Cuban Amazons (Amazona leucocephala leucocephala, german: Kuba-Amazone, french: Amazone de Cuba), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (702k)
Coccyzus merlini
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (819k)
Coccyzus merlini
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba). (929k)
Himantopus mexicanus
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (546k)
Butorides virescens
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (770k)
Bubulcus ibis ibis
Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) in flight. (534k)
Egretta tricolor
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (616k)
Egretta tricolor
Immature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (661k)
Egretta rufescens
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens, german: Rötelreiher, french: Aigrette roussâtre), white morph. (757k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (925k)
Eudocimus albus
American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus, german: Schneesichler, french: Ibis blanc). (832k)
Falco sparverius
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), red race. (414k)
Falco sparverius
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), white race. (480k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (637k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (393k)

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