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Old Tuesday 18th November 2008, 21:02   #1
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Kingbird - Yucatan, Mexico

Here is a challenge for you. I have just returned from my first trip to the west side of the Atlantic staying at Riu Lupita, Playacar,Mexico. Here are a couple of photos of a Kingbird, a new species for me, but I read that the best id feature is voice. Although I saw several Kingbirds they all seemed to remain silent.

Is anyone brave enough or able to suggest whether this a Tropical or Couch's Kingbird.

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Old Wednesday 19th November 2008, 00:01   #2
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Here is a challenge for you. I have just returned from my first trip to the west side of the Atlantic staying at Riu Lupita, Playacar,Mexico. Here are a couple of photos of a Kingbird, a new species for me, but I read that the best id feature is voice. Although I saw several Kingbirds they all seemed to remain silent.

Is anyone brave enough or able to suggest whether this a Tropical or Couch's Kingbird.
No. Well, not me, anyway.

I did tick Tropical when I was in the Yucatan on a short vacation one year but I could only do it by call (they were nesting at the time, right on our hotel grounds! Very handy.) My guide (Howell & Webb) suggests it's not possible otherwise. Would love to hear any suggestions, though.

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One of the two but I'm not even going to guess even though I see TKs all the time.
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No idea about the Kingbird I'm afraid but I wouldn't mind a review of the Riu Lupita as that's one of my two hotel possibilities for a holiday in March.

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I saw lots of Kingbirds while in Playacar stopping at the Riu Yucatan Hotel in 2000,but could only ID a few of them when they called which were all Tropical Kingbirds.
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