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Pictures from birds in Cuba: the Melodious Grassquit, the West Indian Woodpecker, and the Black necked Stilt.

Cuban Grassquit in Cuba
Cuban Grassquit (Tiaris canorus) in Cuba.

The Cuban Grassquit, also known as Melodious Grassquit, is a small and short-tailed bird which is endemic to Cuba. It is found also in the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands. It is one of the most attractive members of the genus Tiaris. The species is classified as Least Concern by IUCN. 

Great Lizard Cuckoo in Cuba
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini) in Cuba.

The Great Lizard Cuckoo (17-22 in /44-54 cm in length), also known as Cuban Lizard-cuckoo, is the largest species of Coccyzus cuckoo. It is found in The Bahamas and Cuba. The species is classified as Least Concern by IUCN. 

West Indian Woodpecker in Cuba
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris) in Cuba.

The West Indian woodpecker is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It lives in primarily dry or coastal forests, edges of swamps, and woody residential areas. It is found only in The Bahamas, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. The species is classified as Least Concern by IUCN although the population is suspected to be in decline locally owing to ongoing habitat destruction.


 

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Find here more pictures of the wildlife photographer, Marie-France Grenouillet,from her trip to Cuba: bee hummingbirds, Cuban tody, other endemic birds, other birds, butterflies, and Cuban transportation.

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Cuba > Pictures and travelogues > Endemic birds to Cuba
Cuba > Pictures and travelogues > Endangered birds in Cuba

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Pictures from birds in Cuba: the Melodious Grassquit, the West Indian Woodpecker, and the Black necked Stilt.