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Ruiz Cortines, Veracruz (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Ruiz Cortines, Veracruz

Map of Ruiz Cortines, Veracruz

White-collared Seedeater (Sporophila torqueola) Female Mexico Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner (Automolus ochrolaemus) Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner (Anabacerthia variegaticeps) Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) Male Mexico Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch (Atlapetes brunneinucha)
Black-cowled Oriole (Icterus dominicensis) Blue Ground-Dove (Claravis pretiosa) Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus) Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons) dubius ssp. White Hawk (Pseudastur albicollis)

A remnant primary forest habitat near Laguna Catemaco, this is home to the endemic subspecies Tuxtla Turtle Dove.


Mexico, Veracruz

10/18/2007: I spent a full day walking around in the forests just outside of town and the farmland that makes up much of the actual town.

Previous Visit (Sontecomapan: 10/17/2007)
Next Visit (Las Barrancas: 10/19/2007)

Species Recorded (18)

Birds ( 18 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Sharp-shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus
White Hawk - Pseudastur albicollis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Blue Ground-Dove - Claravis pretiosa
Tuxtla Quail-Dove - Zentrygon carrikeri

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Golden-fronted Woodpecker - Melanerpes aurifrons

Ovenbirds ( Furnariidae )
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner - Anabacerthia variegaticeps
Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner - Automolus ochrolaemus

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
White-breasted Wood-Wren - Henicorhina leucosticta

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
White-throated Thrush - Turdus assimilis

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat - Geothlypis poliocephala

Bananaquit ( Coerebinae )
Bananaquit - Coereba flaveola

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
White-collared Seedeater - Sporophila torqueola

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch - Arremon brunneinucha

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Black-cowled Oriole - Icterus prosthemelas
Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Lesser Goldfinch - Spinus psaltria


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