Thank you all for the replies, I will keep them as Nutting's, then. Ash-throated is not in my field guide, so I simply did not consider it. I saw others with a warmer brown crest and an all-black bill in the same region, which were certainly Brown-crested, a few rather distinct-looking...
I am unable to find a better candidate here... I have a couple of pics of very similar looking birds and I made Yellow-bellied out of them too, but perhaps you have other ideas ?
There are lots of pictures on the internet of alleged YBFC that look pretty washed out.
Thanks Andy, you are certainly right. Tiny Hawk would show barred vent, would it not ? I assume that the lack of rufous is due to the against the light picture.
Thank you Ken & Butty - probably a Gray Hawk.
Prompted by recent threads about Costa Rica, I got back into old pics from february '16.
These two raptors were seen at Irazu Volcano. I suspect Tiny Hawk for the second one (photos 2 & 3), whereas for the first one I have very little idea. It was flying quite high overhead.
I agree with Joern, the bill shape is wrong for Marico Flycatcher IMO. Maricos have more regularly curved culmen, not too obvious though visible on your second picture, Andy. Also, would we not expect darker scapulars on a Marico FC ?
Plus, I did not see shadow on the wing at first - which...