Tag Archives: Curacao

Not the plastic kind or the zoo kind

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As promised, more flamingos from the salt ponds at Sint Willibrordus.

From the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance, the Caribbean flamingo, known locally as Chogogo…

Curaçao also has a small but important colony of 200 to 300 individuals that arrived from Bonaire in the mid 1980s during a particularly rainy year. The Jan Kok salt ponds have received protection since 1999 due to their importance for the population. Curaçao flamingos also regularly fly out to Venezuela where food is more plentiful.

Curacao, a few more birds

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Brown-throated Parakeet, on a cactus in the small town of Lagun, Curacao.

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Saffron finches on a wire in Lagun.

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Saffron finch.

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Tropical Mockingbird. We are seeing and hearing these birds all over the island!

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One of the many pretty beaches in Curacao.

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And don’t forget another ubiquitous bird of the Caribbean, the hard working little hen!