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Honduras - Animals

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Honduras has a rich animal life, and has about 725 different bird species. The native birds of the region are macaws, toucans, quetzals, motmots, parrots, tanagers, orioles, herons, ibis, terns and kingfishers. Honduran Emerald is unique to Honduras and can be seen along the dry forest region of the Olanchito province. The Scarlet Macaw is the national bird of Honduras, and can be located in the Olancho, Rio Patuca and Mosquitia province. The native animals of Honduras are species like anteater, armadillo, coyote, deer, fox, peccary, pocket gopher, porcupine, puma, tapir, and monkeys. White-tail Deer is the national animal of the region. Different species of sea turtles along with the Hawksbill can be seen in Honduras. Among the reptiles are bushmaster, coral snake, fer-de-lance, horned viper, rattlesnake, whip snake, caiman, crocodile, and iguana.
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Parrots at Copán ruins
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Sleeping piglets
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Pelican taking off
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Pelicans resting in a tree