Bahamas Wildlife & Marine Life
Bahamas wildlife – wild animals
Bahamas wildlife on and marine life around the Bahamas Islands archipelago is pretty varied… it even includes wild pigs that swim. They swim out to the boats in the hope of getting some tasty titbits.
There is also a wide variety of fascinating birds – they range from barn owls and flamingos, to the endangered parrot and West Indian Whistling Duck. Would you believe there are wild pigs that swim in the Out Islands of the Bahamas? In addition, there are Hutias (rodent family), wild horses (Abaco), land crabs, bats, and the rocky racoon.
Iguana, lizards, snakes and frogs in the Bahamas
There are snakes in the Bahamas, but none of them are poisonous. Snakes include the Bahamian boa and viper. There are also iguanas on some of the islands, geckos, lizards, frogs, cicadas and crickets.
Birds in the Bahamas
There is a wide variety of fascinating birds in the Bahamas, some of them are endangered – such as the West Indian whistling duck and the visiting piping plover. Other birds include: Bahamian parrot, Roseate spoonbill, flamingo, heron, reddish egret, cormorant, pelican, mocking bird and the smooth billed Ani.
Also there is the warbler, white crowned pigeon, red-legged thrush, barn owl (New Providence), black-faced grassquit, night hawk, painted bunting, indigo bunting, fly catcher, bananaquit, humming bird, king bird andstripe-headed Tanager.
In addition there is the cuckoo, frigate bird, kingfisher, rail, tropicbird, water fowl, visiting piping plover, and birds of prey, osprey and fish hawk. To find out more about birds in the region, go to the Caribbean Birdwatching & Birds page in the Caribbean Leisure Activities section.
Bahamas marine life – sea life around the Bahamas
Sea life around the Bahamas and Out Islands includes frogfish, angelfish, Manatees, sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, bonefish, stingrays, blind cave fish, colourful reef fish, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, dolphins, grouper, snapper, conch…
Caribbean wildlife books
If Caribbean wildlife in general, as well as the Bahamas wildlife, is of interest to you, you will probably enjoy our Caribbean Book Reviews section as we have reviewed several Caribbean wildlife books.
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