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Maroon-chested Ground-Dove
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One of the most difficult of widespread neotropical species. The last and only time I saw this species was in 1994! After hearing about a calling bird on the road to Irazu Volcano, two friends and I visited the site with success. We never would have found it if it wasn't calling and had to hike up a steep slope at 3,000 meters elevation but as can be seen, the efforts paid off.
· Date: Mon October 27, 2014 · Views: 74 · Filesize: 95.7kb · Dimensions: 784 x 611 ·
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Keywords: Maroon-chested, Ground-Dove
Scientific Name: Claravis mondetoura
Equipment: Fujifilm Finepix
Location: San Juan de Chicua, Irazu Volcano
Habitat: Second growth.
Date Taken: October 26, 2014
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delia todd

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Mon October 27, 2014 5:42pm

I just love the way his eye is looking through the natural frame of branches to look at you Patrick LOL.

A super picture of the Gallery first - very well done. It's off to Opus - many thanks.

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Mon October 27, 2014 7:31pm

Congratulations Patrick! I have yet to see this one but every trip I make to Costa Rica it goes on my to see list (lol). Excellent!!!!

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Mon October 27, 2014 7:40pm

Lovely capture. Well done

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Tue October 28, 2014 3:14pm

Thanks for the comments. Yes Stanley, a really tough one. It's on the wanted list for most birders who even live in CR and many tour guides who do lots of tours in the neotropical region. If this one hadn't been nice enough to call over and over, we never would have seen it.

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Tue October 28, 2014 11:14pm

Patrick, congratulations!

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