As some of you know, I am currently on a sailboat making a circumnavigation. When our boat, Peregrine, was moored in Italy, I flew home for a short time. While I was there, I ordered guide books over the internet for the Canaries, Caribbean and Central America. I was not able to view the books in person and I have to say I was disappointed in all of them when I got them--and they were not cheap. Still, they are better than nothing. Anyway, I am in St. Lucia, West Indies right now. I can’t seem to find a bird I saw today in the West Indian guide book. I also looked in my Panama guide book. My first thought when I saw the bird was Thrush (but it was high up in a tree), perhaps it is a Thrasher?? I just don’t know. The closest thing in my guide book seems to be Scaly-breasted Thrasher, but the illustration shows a bird with ‘scales’ from the chin to the vent and the bill in the illustration is half the size of the bill on my bird. I have learned that the illustrations are not real close to the actual bird in this guide, but the Scaly-breasted is just too much of a stretch in my opinion. Maybe the particular illustration I have is just not very good and this is what I saw? Anyway, can anyone help me with this?
Thanks in advance, Sue