Hola amigos! Ok so we went through the 5 most wanted birds, which are species that with some luck even the casual birder can find; we learned on 5 of the most common species that even non-birders can find. Today, I will share with you some of the beauties that even the avid birders have some trouble finding, absolutely rare…. and beautiful finds.
Orange-breasted Bunting (Passerina leclancherii): this is one of the rarest and colorful finds in this area. This colorful bunting is endemic (only found) in Western Mexico and once you find tiny this sky-blue with orange jewel-bird you will know what is, unmistakable! Although Orange Breasted Buntings have a limited distribution their conservation status is of Least Concern since they populations are considered stable.
Thicket Tinamou Crypturellus cinnamomeus: this is probably the rarest find, very few
people (mostly farmors) have seen this birds deep in the capomo forest.
They are heard sometimes, they call is a whimsical sounds that once you hear it while in the wild you know that somewhere around there is a “choncho”, as
Thicket Tinamous are locally calle.
Blue-Hooded (Elegant) Euphonia (Euphonia elegantissima): unmistakable, this bird species is an absolute treat and delight to the observer`s eyes. Due to its wide distribution (from NW Mexico to Central America) this species is not considered as endangered; it is rarely found around the Nayarit State.