Open your eyes and discover the inhabitants of the Aviary
Surround yourself with colors, sounds and beautiful plumage
If you are a nature lover, you should definitely visit the Aviary of Xcaret, where besides being surrounded by waterfalls and exuberant flora, you will have beautiful birds flying around you. So, opens your eyes widely during your visit, because here we present some of the species that you will be able to observe:
We start with the king of birds, the golden eagle, known in its scientific name as Aquila chrysaetos. This beautiful specimen is a lethal hunter, they can observe their prey at a great distance. This species of bird can reach up to 3.2 feet in length from the peak to the tail and 6.5 feet in wing span, weighing between 4 and 7 kilograms.
If you are walking through the aviary and you find a beautiful bird with turquoise blue colors and a pendulum-shaped tail, then you have found a Motmot. This bird is very common in the Yucatan Peninsula and is commonly known as a Tho Bird. The females maintain the shape of the tail like the male to mislead predators and when they move the tail from one side to the other as a pendulum it is because they feel threatened.
Red- winged blackbird
If when you enter the aviary you hear a very strong and persistent song, you have to look around and look among the treetops because you are very very close to a Red-winged blackbird. These small birds stand out for their bravery, since they usually attack biggers birds that approach their nesting area.
This beautiful and colorful bird resides in Mexico from the Yucatan Peninsula and Cozumel to Belize. It stands out for its loud and screeching cries, although when it comes to eating, they can be quite silent. They usually take the food to the peak using their small claws. They are very curious birds, so if you put your camera in front of one, it will not hesitate to pose.
When crossing the floating bridge of the aviary, you will surely be able to see these tiny but beautiful birds fly. It is the Indigo bunting, which with its blue feathers and its erratic flight will attract your attention. This bird feeds on seeds, small fruits and insects.
Also known as the Yucatan Amazon, it is a small-sized bird that lives in the areas of Yucatan, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. These birds are also very curious, talkative and highly social. They can often get to articulate words by imitation.
The vulture is a scavenger bird, they do not have feathers on their heads, they have filoplumes (very thin feathers in the form of yarn) spaced, which allow them to put their head in the remains of animals and not get dirty or get sick.
You want to know more about the Xcaret’s Aviary, we invite you to read: Discover Xcaret’s New Treasure: The Aviary.
This bird will be very easy to find, since he likes to walk in the middle jungle part of the aviary. When these birds are young they are somewhat shy, so if you approach them, they will probably run away. On the contrary, the adults are very confident and will surely remain still for you to take a picture.
They are birds of plumage of very striking colors. Its peak can reach up to 16 centimeters long. They like to eat, so you will always see them pecking at their food, which are usually fruits. They are very sociable birds, however, if you get too close to them, they will fly to a nearby tree.
These beautiful birds are monogamous, which means that when they have found their partner, it is for life. They are very sociable and playful birds among each other. We are sure that you can find them by following their screams. Sometimes they like to bite, so we recommend not touching them, even if they are very close.
Do you want to know more about the Scarlet Macaw? You have to read: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Xcaret’s Macaws.
If you are interested in the fauna of Xcaret, we invite you to read: Suggested Route Through Xcaret For Animal Lovers.
Now, after seeing some of the birds that you will see in the Aviary, are you ready to go and find them?