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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th January 2018, 21:48
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Birdingcraft
Can't go by range too much in Costa Rica although...

Can't go by range too much in Costa Rica although most Gray-lineds seem to occur from around Dominical to Panama. Unfortunately, this bird is close enough to that area to be either species. Also...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th January 2018, 21:31
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Birdingcraft
We often see Barn Swallows like this in Costa...

We often see Barn Swallows like this in Costa Rica, many with tricky plumages that are very pale.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 28th December 2017, 01:01
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes, male Canivet's based on uniform green back,...

Yes, male Canivet's based on uniform green back, forked tail, and straight red bill with dark tip. The blue on throat is because of the angle of lighting.
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 17:29
Replies: 20
Views: 2,332
Posted By Birdingcraft
If you haven't found a hotel yet for the first...

If you haven't found a hotel yet for the first day of your trip, the Boug. is nice and has a beautiful garden but it's not that close to the airport. Not so far either but you will probably deal with...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 20th July 2017, 17:09
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Birdingcraft
Definite White-throated Spadebill.

Definite White-throated Spadebill.
Forum: Costa Rica Wednesday 5th July 2017, 14:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By Birdingcraft
Weather- always hard to say around there but...

Weather- always hard to say around there but should be better than Nov-Jan.

Roads and trails- yes, some are accessible from the field station and easy to walk. We had more birds along the road/track...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 9th June 2017, 23:24
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Birdingcraft
Lemon-rumped Tanager Woodnymph or Violet-bellied...

Lemon-rumped Tanager
Woodnymph or Violet-bellied Hummingbird?
Rufous Mourner or Rufous Piha, I get more of a mourner gest. from this one but not sure
Black Phoebe
Green Honeycreeper and ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th June 2017, 05:34
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Birdingcraft
The euphonia might be a female Thick-billed. Do...

The euphonia might be a female Thick-billed. Do you know where it was taken? Any location for the fifth image, the young bird? Might be a Yellow-thighed Finch.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th June 2017, 05:29
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Birdingcraft
Probably impossible to say for sure but size of...

Probably impossible to say for sure but size of the bill looks more like a Brown-crested to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 5th June 2017, 05:26
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Birdingcraft
Hard to say but my guess is Greenish Elaenia for...

Hard to say but my guess is Greenish Elaenia for the last one.
Forum: Costa Rica Sunday 4th June 2017, 04:19
Replies: 55
Views: 5,995
Posted By Birdingcraft
The understory species that have seriously...

The understory species that have seriously declined are mostly insectivores, yes, including antbirds, especially antwrens and the one antvireo there, Golden-crowned Spadebill, Northern Bentbill, etc....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 3rd June 2017, 16:46
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Birdingcraft
First is a Chestnut-sided, euphonia- maybe young...

First is a Chestnut-sided, euphonia- maybe young Thick-billed or Yellow-throated but without seeing more of the belly, who knows?
The last looks like Mountain Elaenia.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:33
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes, Carmiol's, not sure about the juv. Tan but...

Yes, Carmiol's, not sure about the juv. Tan but my first impression was female juv. Rufous-winged.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:30
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By Birdingcraft
Vireo is def. Mangrove- yes, the large appearance...

Vireo is def. Mangrove- yes, the large appearance of the bill in close photos is always surprising.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:28
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Birdingcraft
Golden-crowned- the photo is a good capture of...

Golden-crowned- the photo is a good capture of the stripes on the head, look more pronounced than when seen in the field, but Costa Rican is not all yellow below, has bolder stripes on head, and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:20
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes, all Fiery-throateds.

Yes, all Fiery-throateds.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:16
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Birdingcraft
Also agree on a colorful Roadside and S....

Also agree on a colorful Roadside and S. Rough-wing- note the black tip to the undertail coverts.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:14
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Birdingcraft
1 is def. Olive-sided Fly- note dark flanks and...

1 is def. Olive-sided Fly- note dark flanks and long wings, short tail, I agree for the others.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:12
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By Birdingcraft
First bird looks most like a juvenile or molting...

First bird looks most like a juvenile or molting Rose-throated Becard to me but it does indeed look strange.
Plovers are both Semipalmated, Collared has different pattern on head and more narrow...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:08
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Birdingcraft
Probably Plain-capped but I have seen Long-billed...

Probably Plain-capped but I have seen Long-billed on the Nicoya Peninsula and since hummingbirds move around quite a bit I wouldn't rule it out. So, unfortunately, I don't know which one it is from...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th May 2017, 23:49
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Birdingcraft
Least Flycatcher for the Empid- major eye ring on...

Least Flycatcher for the Empid- major eye ring on grayish head and short primary projections. I'm going with juv. Hooded for the oriole instead of juv. Orange because of the lack of black on the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th May 2017, 23:45
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Birdingcraft
The first looks like a good candidate for Western...

The first looks like a good candidate for Western based on the dark coloration, bill, and posture BUT, nope, can't really be 100% certain unless the bird vocalizes.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 26th May 2017, 00:33
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Birdingcraft
Might be a young male Scrub Euphonia. As others...

Might be a young male Scrub Euphonia. As others have said, yes, female Yellow-throated would have much more white on underparts. Although the lighting makes it look weird, it also kind of looks like...
Forum: Costa Rica Wednesday 17th May 2017, 19:54
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Birdingcraft
The three species of Basilisks and heron can be...

The three species of Basilisks and heron can be found at many sites other than Cano Negro although Cano Negro is still good for those and many other species. As Andy indicated, birds won't be as...
Forum: Costa Rica Thursday 11th May 2017, 19:24
Replies: 55
Views: 5,995
Posted By Birdingcraft
Understory birds at La Selva- I was speaking...

Understory birds at La Selva- I was speaking recently with someone who participated in those studies, he said that it is probably several factors working together that affect understory birds, most...
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