There is quite a bit of bird life in the Caribbean. There are a lot of endemic species, I saw one in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus, german: Gelbflankentodi, french: Todier de Porto Rico). In Cuba I saw a lot of endemic birds.

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Birds in the Caribbean

Todus mexicanus
Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus, german: Gelbflankentodi, french: Todier de Porto Rico), endemic to Puerto Rico. (618k)
Eulampis holosericeus
Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus, german: Blaustern-Antillenkolibri, french: Colibri falle-vert) visiting a flower, endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (749k)
Eulampis holosericeus
Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus, german: Blaustern-Antillenkolibri, french: Colibri falle-vert) visiting a flower. (734k)
Eulampis jugularis
Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis, german: Purpurkehlkolibri, french: Colibri madère), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (568k)
Eulampis jugularis
Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis, german: Purpurkehlkolibri, french: Colibri madère) and a Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (577k)
Orthorhyncus cristatus
Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus, german: Antillenhaubenkolibri, french: Colibri huppé), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (661k)
Loxigilla noctis
Male Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis, german: Bartgimpelfink, french: Pèrenoir rougegorge), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (571k)
Columbina passerina
Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina, german: Sperlingstäubchen, french: Colombe à queue noire). (750k)
Zenaida auriculata
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata, german: Ohrflecktaube, french: Tourterelle oreillarde). (897k)
Zenaida aurita
Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita, german: Küstentaube, french: Tourterelle à queue carrée). (777k)
Mimus gilvus
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus, french: Moqueur des savanes). (1166k)
Mimus gilvus
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus, french: Moqueur des savanes). (864k)
Mimus polyglottos
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos, german: Spottdrossel, french: Moqueur polyglotte). (1038k)
Margarops fuscatus
Pearly-eyed Thrasher (Margarops fuscatus, german: Perlaugen-Spottdrossel, french: Moqueur corossol), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (694k)
Quiscalus lugubris
Female Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris, french: Quiscale merle). (949k)
Quiscalus lugubris
Male Carib Grackle (Quiscalus lugubris, french: Quiscale merle). (775k)
Quiscalus niger
Greater Antillean Grackle (Quiscalus niger, german: Antillengrackel, french: Quiscale noir), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (431k)
Coccyzus americanus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus, german: Gelbschnabelkuckuck, french: Coulicou à bec jaune). (742k)
Thalasseus maximus
Royal Terns (Thalasseus maximus, german: Königsseeschwalbe, french: Sterne royale). (698k)
Thalasseus maximus
Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus, german: Königsseeschwalbe, french: Sterne royale) in flight. (484k)
Sula leucogaster
Brown Boobies (Sula leucogaster, german: Weißbauchtölpel, french: Fou brun), left immature, right adult. (453k)
Sula leucogaster
Brown Boobie (Sula leucogaster, german: Weißbauchtölpel, french: Fou brun) in flight. (573k)
Fregata magnificens
Juvenile Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregattvogel, french: Frégate superbe) in flight. (538k)
Fregata magnificens
Juvenile Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregattvogel, french: Frégate superbe) in flight with a fish. (544k)
Fregata magnificens
Adult Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregattvogel, french: Frégate superbe) in flight. (493k)
Plegadis falcinellus
Flock of Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus, german: Brauner Sichler, french: Ibis falcinelle) and Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1136k)
Egretta thula
Juvenile Snowy Egret (Egretta thula, german: Schmuckreiher, french: Aigrette neigeuse). (820k)
Bubulcus ibis
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (1062k)
Ardea alba
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (731k)
Pelecanus occidentalis
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun), top immature, bottom adult. (1126k)
Pelecanus occidentalis
Diving Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun). (805k)
Pelecanus occidentalis
Diving Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis, german: Braunpelikan, french: Pélican brun). (504k)
Buteo jamaicensis
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis, german: Rotschwanzbussard, french: Buse à queue rousse). (549k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (1117k)

Birds in Cuba

0906
Feeding male Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae, german: Bienenelfe, french: Colibri d'Elena), endemic to Cuba. These are the smallest birds in the world. (1044k)
0870
Feeding female Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae, german: Bienenelfe, french: Colibri d'Elena), endemic to Cuba. (459k)
0918
Male Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii, german: Kubasmaragdkolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (608k)
0897
Feeding male Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii, german: Kubasmaragdkolibri, french: Émeraude de Ricord). (454k)
0064
Cuban Tody (Todus multicolor, german: Vielfarbentodi, french: Todier de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (420k)
0192
Olive-capped Warbler (Setophaga pityophila, german: Kubawaldsänger, french: Paruline à calotte verte), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (447k)
0661
Yellow-headed Warbler (Teretistris fernandinae, german: Gelbkopf-Waldsänger, french: Paruline de Fernandina), endemic to Cuba. (545k)
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Female Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus, french: Cici grand-chanteur). (619k)
0763
Western Spindalis (Spindalis zena, german: Streifenkopftangaren, french: Zéna à tête rayée). (801k)
0429
Cave Swallow (Petrochelidon fulva, french: Hirondelle à front brun). It was dark in the cave and I didn't have a tripod, so this is all I got. (527k)
1178
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (526k)
1222
Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus, german: Rotfußdrossel, french: Merle vantard). (655k)
0211
Cuban Pewee (Contopus caribaeus, french: Moucherolle tête-fou), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (365k)
0349
La Sagra's Flycatcher (Myiarchus sagrae, french: Tyran de La Sagra), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (484k)
1322
Cuban Bullfinch (Melopyrrha nigra, french: Sporophile négrito), endemic to Cuba. (785k)
0425
Cuban Solitaire (Myadestes elisabeth), endemic to Cuba. (565k)
0015
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird (Agelaius humeralis, french: Petit Carouge), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (475k)
0355
Cuban Blackbird (Dives atroviolaceus, french: Quiscale violet), endemic to Cuba. (698k)
0657
Black-whiskered Vireo (Vireo altiloquus, german: Vireos). (509k)
0821
Cuban Vireo (Vireo gundlachii, german: Vireos), endemic to Cuba. (966k)
0599
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos, german: Spottdrossel, french: Moqueur polyglotte). (712k)
0738
Loggerhead Kingbird (Tyrannus caudifasciatus, french: Tyran tête-police), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (569k)
1196
Gray Kingbird (Tyrannus dominicensis, german: Grauer Königstyrann, french: Tyran gris). (551k)
0528
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna, german: Lerchenstärling, french: Sturnelle des prés). (707k)
0749
Cuban Green Woodpecker (Xiphidiopicus percussus, german: Blutfleckspecht, french: Pic poignardé), endemic to Cuba. (662k)
0574
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (604k)
0203
West Indian Woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris, german: Bahamaspecht, french: Pic à sourcils noirs). (487k)
0415
Adult Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis, german: Trupiale), endemic to Cuba. (478k)
0939
Juvenile Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis, german: Trupiale). (1147k)
0933
Immature Cuban Oriole (Icterus melanopsis, german: Trupiale). (902k)
0159
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (759k)
0592
Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita, german: Küstentaube, french: Tourterelle à queue carrée). (984k)
1148
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica, german: Weißflügeltaube, french: Tourterelle à ailes blanches). (489k)
1561
Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina, german: Sperlingstäubchen, french: Colombe à queue noire). (1255k)
1381
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura, german: Carolinataube, french: Tourterelle triste). (771k)
1141
Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia, german: Wilson-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier de Wilson). (1325k)
0963
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus, german: Keilschwanz-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier kildir). (717k)
0981
Greater Antillean Grackle (Quiscalus niger, german: Antillengrackel, french: Quiscale noir), endemic to the Greater Antillean Islands. (568k)
0181
Smooth-billed Ani (Crotophaga ani, german: Glattschnabelani, french: Ani à bec lisse). (713k)
0794
Cuban Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium siju, german: Cuba-Sperlingskauz, french: Chevêchette de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (695k)
0689
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (557k)
0096
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus, german: Kubatrogon, french: Trogon de Cuba), endemic to Cuba. (588k)
1016
Cuban Amazon (Amazona leucocephala, german: Kuba-Amazone, french: Amazone de Cuba), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (674k)
0287
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba), endemic to the Caribbean Islands. (781k)
1227
Great Lizard Cuckoo (Coccyzus merlini, french: Tacco de Cuba). (887k)
1136
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus, german: Amerikanischer Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse d'Amérique). (545k)
0222
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (770k)
0537
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs) in flight. (535k)
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Immature Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue). (743k)
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Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (604k)
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Immature Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor, german: Dreifarbenreiher, french: Aigrette tricolore). (652k)
1246
Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens, german: Rötelreiher, french: Aigrette roussâtre), white morph. (726k)
1240
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (884k)
0967
American White Ibis (Eudocimus albus, german: Schneesichler, french: Ibis blanc). (804k)
0634
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), red race. (405k)
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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius, german: Buntfalke, french: Crécerelle d'Amérique), white race. (453k)
0813
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge). (615k)
0215
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (394k)

Birds in Trinidad

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White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora, german: Weißnackenkolibri, french: Colibri jacobin). (883k)
0140
White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora, german: Weißnackenkolibri, french: Colibri jacobin). (503k)
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Female White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora, german: Weißnackenkolibri, french: Colibri jacobin). (581k)
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Female (left) and male (right) White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora, german: Weißnackenkolibri, french: Colibri jacobin), left. (588k)
0125
Black-tailed Tityra (Tityra cayana, french: Tityre gris). (673k)
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Silver-beaked Tanager (Ramphocelus carbo, french: Tangara à bec d'argent). (650k)
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Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza, french: Tangara émeraude). (612k)
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Golden-headed Manakin (Ceratopipra erythrocephala, french: Manakin à tête d'or). (750k)
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Crested Oropendolas (Psarocolius decumanus, german: Krähenstirnvogel, french: Cassique huppé). (965k)
0112
Bearded Bellbird (Procnias averano, french: Araponga barbu). (631k)
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Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis, german: Kuhreiher, french: Héron garde-bœufs). (568k)
0158
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea, german: Blaureiher, french: Aigrette bleue). (673k)

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