Honduras Wildlife & Marine Life
The amazing diverse Honduras wildlife can best be discovered on a guided eco-tour in the country. Apologies for the Toco Toucan image above – sorry it is not a photo of the Honduras keel-billed Toucan. We have been trying to get wildlife photos from the Honduras tourism authorities, unfortunately to no avail… but we are working on it! Hopefully we will have images of Honduras wildlife very soon…
Three species of monkey can be found in the country – the black howler monkey, white faced Capuchin, and the spider monkey. There are margay, cougar, Central American Coati, iguanas (endangered on Utila Island), the giant anteater and the jaguar, although the latter is extremely elusive. There are also poisonous snakes and crocodiles, as well as nine-banded armadillo, many species of bats, common raccoon, and opossum
Birds in Honduras
There are more than 740 bird species recorded, including nine oriole species, in Honduras – a country little known as yet for birding but which has a wide range of colourful birds such as the lovely cotinga, white vented euphonia, keel billed toucan, collared aricari and the green honeycreeper. To name a few other exotic birds… there’s the blue-crowned chloroponia, crested bobwhite, keel billed motmot, speckled mourner, the Guatemalan screech owl, flycatchers, hummingbirds, trogons and the endemic Honduran Emerald hummingbird. Also birds than can be seen are royal flycatchers, the great curassow, wetland birds, and the scarlet macaw. More birds of special interest include the harpy eagle, fascinated tiger-heron, blue-tailed hummingbird, blue and white mockingbird, Yucatan woodpecker… and many more. You might have guessed… Honduras is somewhat of a birding paradise. To find out more about birds in the region generally, go to the Caribbean Birdwatching & Birds page in the Caribbean Leisure Activities section.
Honduras marine life
More than 220 different species have been recorded in the waters of Honduras and the Bay Islands, which make up part of the lengthiest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. These include whale sharks, hawksbill turtles, dolphins, West Indian Manatee, spotted eagle ray and yellow stingray. There are seahorses and spiny reef lobsters as well as the longlure frogfish, porcupine fish, secretary blenny, queen angelfish, and the spotted trunkfish.
Caribbean wildlife books
If Caribbean wildlife in general, as well as Honduras wildlife, is of interest to you, you will probably enjoy our Caribbean Book Reviews section as we have reviewed several Caribbean wildlife books.
Discover Honduras & the Bay Islands
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