Cuban Green Woodpecker (male) - a Cuban endemic.
Some highlights from a trip to Cuba. The first time that Lu and I have been away without the kids in over twenty years. The main aim was to visit Havana, so we based ourselves about an hour away, in Villa Jibacoa. No attempt to 'clean up' the many endemic Cuban species - I just explored the hotel area, venturing no further than half a mile away whenever Lu was sleeping or reading by the pool. I've heard both good and not so good things about Cuba as a holiday destination, but I can honestly say we both thought it was wonderful.
Ashy Gecko - juvenile.
Cuban Tody - the endemic species I most wanted to see. Several of this tiny species found but usually quite tricky to photograph.
White-crowned Pigeon - male.
Yellow-faced Grassquit - singing male.
Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon
Orthemis sp - possibly schmidti?
Presumed Purple Bluet Enallagma cardenium - many thanks John!
Carribean Banner Lucinia sida - one of 20 species photographed on the trip. Masses of other butterfly species observed. Cuba's clearly a great country for butterflies.
White Peacock Anartia jatrophae
Female Cuban Emerald
Male Cuban Emerald
Western Stripe-headed Tanager - male.
Common Ground Dove
Adult Green Heron
Adult Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
Baracoa Skipper Polites baracoa
Red-legged Honeycreeper - female.
Flambeau (male) Dryas julia
Red-legged Thrush - western race T.p.rubripes with reddish belly.
American Kestrel - the Cuban race Falco sparverius sparveroides, which exists in two colour morphs.
Gray Kingbird - ridiculously common everywhere we went.
Cuban Blackbird - endemic.