So Tweet: More Birds: Costa Rica

As I continue reviewing the archives from the last few years, it turns out that Costa Rica is one place I photograph birds more frequently than elsewhere.

Here is a collection of those photos.

We’ll start up in the air.

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Soaring buzzard over the Rio Guabo.

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Hummingbird collects treetop nectar.

Another buzzard, but in the trees.

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Buzzard and parrot in tree, Rio Caña Blanca.

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A swallow pauses on a wire. Cerro de la Muerte power line, CR.

The chachalaca wins a “preposterous and noisy bird” award.

They cruise the branches and holler.

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Dos chachalacas en las ramas.

You could call them “rustyhandpump” birds, and not be too far off.

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Two chachalacas, in Audubonish pose, CR.

Celebrated worldwide is the quetzal. You can see why.

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Quetzal. San Gerardo de Dota, CR.

Back view…

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Side view.

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What a bird…

So many birds, so many colors…

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Silver throated tanager. Outside of San Isidro (Perz Seledon), foothills of the Cerro de la Muerte.

 

What’s a post about Costa Rica’s birds without a toucan?

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Chestnut-mandibled Toucan, back road, above Tres Piedras, CR.

Let’s head back up towards the sky and say goodbye to the toucan.

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Toucan in tree at evening time.

Goodbye to the toucan —

And hello to the moon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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