Scarlet Macaw – photographed through a spotting scope. S(he) was on the top of a
large snag above the canopy and very difficult to locate despite constant vocalizations.
The habitat was an old growth humid rainforest in Carara NP. Sublime.
Squirrel Cuckoo. We found him in a dense tangle of vines in a gap created
when an exceptionally large tree fell over. Carara NP.
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl. The other two species of Pygmy Owl found in CR occur at
higher elevations (Costa Rican Pygmy Owl) and on the Atlantic side of the country
(Central American Pygmy Owl).
Central American Agouti. Common resident of the forest floor in secondary
forests and disturbed areas. Manuel Antonio NP.
Variegated Squirrel (subspecies melania – one of 7 subspecies of this squirrel in CR).
Mantled Howler Monkey (juvenile) trying to keep up with 2 adults that had just ran
straight down the bole of that tree. Reminded me of an owl biologist trying to cross a
creek on a downed log. The next 3 slides show his progress. Manuel Antonio NP.
Made it to the first tail hold. Lots of vocalizing back an forth between the juvenile and