Cuba – A Wealth of Wildlife

The Caribbean is famous for its variety of species of flora and fauna, and Cuba is definitely not behind. The island nation actually has a huge number of attractions to see related to nature. This is inclusive of the smallest hummingbird (also the smallest bird) in the world as well as a frog tinier than a coin, both of which are endemic to Cuba. The bird species here make for any birdwatchers dream come true. This guide to Cuba’s wildlife would be of assistance to travelers to this island wanting to get a sight of the variety of flora and fauna here.
The main species of birds and animals found in the island of Cuba are as follows . . .

The Cuban Trogan . . .

The Cuban Trogan is the national bird of Cuba. It sports the colors of the national flag – blue, red and white. The bird is found in forests close to streams. The dark green head, wings, white chest and bright red belly of the bird are its identifiable features.

Bee Hummingbird . .

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Bee Hummingbird is endemic to Cuba and is the highlighted attraction for birdwatchers in Cuba. The bird grows upto a max length of two and a quarter inches. It is a threatened species that has lost its natural habitats. It is found in forests, gardens and valleys.

Cuban Finch . . .

Yet another tiny creature, the Cuban Finch is only three and a half inch long. The beautiful bird sports a yellow head, which males fluff up for feminine attention. It nests mainly in the shrubs.

Cuban Kite . . .

Cuban Kite has reached near extinction. In fact, the beautiful bird was thought to be extinct for a long time until three Cuban Kites were discovered in east Cuba. The bird is critically endangered due to loss of habitat.

Cuban Hutia . . .

Cuban Huta is a land animal that is the largest in size among creatures endemic to Cuba. These grow at an average of sixty centimeters in length. The rocky areas and forests of the island are where you will spy these animals.

Cuban Solenodon . . .

Cuban Solenodon is another species that was thought as extinct, but now has been discovered to be upgraded. This is a nocturnal being that spends its days in hiding within foliage or under rocks.

Cuban Boa . . .

Cuban Boa is another species that is near threatened. These spend their time on trees at woodland and rocky habitats.

Cuban Treefrog . . .

The Cuban Treefrog is another nocturnal being. It is the largest Treefrog species in the whole of North America. The carnivorous species eats pretty much everything.

Monte Iberia Dwarf Eleuth .

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The name of the frog is larger than the frog itself. Quite literally, the Monte Iberia Dwarf Eleuth grows up to 0.8 mm long. Three frogs could fit on one single penny piece. This is an endangered species and finds cover in the daytime, coming out only at night.