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Costa rica 2010


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Costa rica 2010

  1. 1. Day 1 – infrastructure issues.
  2. 2. Bare-throated Tiger-Heron. Isle Damas estuary.
  3. 3. Black Vultures enjoying a day at the beach. Manuel Antonio NP.
  4. 4. Laughing Falcon.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Squirrel Cuckoo. We found him in a dense tangle of vines in a gap created when an exceptionally large tree fell over. Carara NP.
  7. 7. 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).
  8. 8. Bronzy Hermit. Manuel Antonio NP
  9. 9. Possibly a Band-tailed Barbthroat (no rufous on the tail), but it also could be a Bronzy Hermit (pale throat, I think). Manuel Antonio NP.
  10. 10. Purple-crowned Fairy (immature).
  11. 11. Blue-throated Goldentail – immature male observed in the process of nest building. Apparently, he won’t be immature for long. Manuel Antonio NP.
  12. 12. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. The most common hummingbird on the Pacific side of CR. Carara NP.
  13. 13. Baird’s Trogon. It was rare to be able to see this far in this habitat. This was the only clear shot Linda could get. Carara NP.
  14. 14. Blue-crowned Motmot
  15. 15. Ringed Kingfisher. Approx. 25% larger than the North American Belted Kingfisher. Isle Damas estuary
  16. 16. Green Kingfisher. At least we got some leaves in focus. Isle Damas estuary.
  17. 17. White-collared Puffbird. A branch would have been preferable to a powerline, but this was the only one we found. Manuel Antonio NP.
  18. 18. Chestnut-mandibled Toucan.
  19. 19. Fiery-billed Araçari.
  20. 20. Red-crowned Woodpecker.
  21. 21. Streak-headed Woodcreeper.
  22. 22. Great Crested Flycatcher. A common and non-glamorous bird, but he was posing nicely.
  23. 23. Boat-billed Flycatcher. Very similar to the Great Kiskadee, but with a thicker bill and an orange (not yellow) crown. Trust me, it was orange.
  24. 24. Social Flycatcher. Another common but photogenic bird.
  25. 25. Cherrie’s Tanager
  26. 26. Golden-hooded Tanager. One of several stunning passerines that defied photography.
  27. 27. A few photos that didn’t come out so well. Three CR birds and a NA migrant: Yellow-throated Euphonia, Scarlet-thighed Dacnis, Blue-crowned Manakin, Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
  28. 28. Leptodactylus pentadactylus.
  29. 29. Hyla rosenbergi (I think). Manuel Antonio NP.
  30. 30. Agalychnis callidryas.
  31. 31. Ctenosaura similis (Black Iguana).
  32. 32. Basiliscus basiliscus (male). Manuel Antonio NP.
  33. 33. Basiliscus basiliscus (female)
  34. 34. Norops limifrons (That’s a clothesline he’s perched on.)
  35. 35. Norops spp.
  36. 36. Lepidodactylus lugubris (juvenile). Approx. 2 cm in length.
  37. 37. Boa constrictor. Isle Damas estuary.
  38. 38. Pseustes poecilonotus (I think). Manuel Antonio NP.
  39. 39. Imantodes cenchoa.
  40. 40. Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth (adult and juvenile). Manuel Antonio NP.
  41. 41. Three-toed Sloth. Yep, he’s green.
  42. 42. Roosting bats.
  43. 43. Central American Agouti. Common resident of the forest floor in secondary forests and disturbed areas. Manuel Antonio NP.
  44. 44. Variegated Squirrel (subspecies melania – one of 7 subspecies of this squirrel in CR).
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. Made it to the first tail hold. Lots of vocalizing back an forth between the juvenile and the adults.
  47. 47. Back to the butt-scoot approach.
  48. 48. I don’t know why he didn’t just do this in the first place.
  49. 49. Mantled Howler Monkey (adult). Manuel Antonio NP.
  50. 50. Central American Squirrel Monkey. Manuel Antonio NP.
  51. 51. Central American Squirrel Monkey. Manuel Antonio NP.
  52. 52. White-throated Capuchin Monkey.