Birds of Costa Rica,
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Rose-breasted grosbeak (wet) [V] !
Silver-throated tanager !
Violet saberwing (M) ! ( same, at feeder) [V]
Violet saberwing (F) ?
Green-crowned brilliant (M) ( same, female) !
Coppery-headed emerald (M)
Purple-throated mountain gem (F)
Black-billed nightingale-thrush (Poas Volcano)
Sooty-capped bush tanager (Poas Volcano)
Black and Yellow Silky-Flycatcher (Poas Volcano); identification corrected thanks to Stephen Paez.
Great kiskadee [V] !
Scarlet-rumped tanager (Male) ~ (Female)
Ruddy ground dove !
Black-striped sparrow !
Blue-gray tanager [V] !
Crested caracara *
Common black-hawk *
Bare-throated tiger heron * [V] !
White ibis *
Great curassow *
Red-legged honeycreepers !
Great blue heron (immature) [V] !
Scarlet macaw [V]
Pacific screech owl [V]
White-throated magpie jay [V] ( closeup)
Squirrel cuckoo [V] ( bathing)
Roadside hawk [V] ( rear view) [V]
Great-crested flycatcher [V]
Summer tanager (M) ( same, UN-retouched)
Oriole, citrus fruit
About half of the 60 or so bird photos from our trip to Costa Rica consist of still image taken with a Canon ZR65MC digital video camera. The rest are freeze frame images extracted from digital video clips; those are marked with "(VIDEO)." Exclamation marks (!) denote the best bird photos, in terms of image quality and/or attractiveness of the subject.
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