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Digbert Doobrey Tuesday 4th December 2018 15:11

ID challenge Costa Rica
 
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This pic was took at Playa Conchal Guanacaste a few days ago. There are 5 possibly 6 species in this shot. Can you name them all? (I certainly can't!).

nartreb Tuesday 4th December 2018 16:18

Photo is awfully small and grey, hard to be sure of anything.

There's one of the blue-and-yellow euphonias at upper center, e.g. thick-billed.

The bird above it looks a little fatter than the others, but it could be the angle. Possibly it has a yellow belly. Kiskadee? Flycatcher?

Bird left of that looks similar - perhaps yellowish belly, perhaps slimmer, but grey head eliminated kiskadee. Flycatcher? Tanager?

Bird at left edge has yellowish back and dark wings with bright markings. Oriole? Tanager?

Vertical bird at right of picture looks plain grey, but can't see it well. Could be, say, a palm tanager, but really it could be anything.

Two tiny horizontal birds below that one. Female euphonias?

Digbert Doobrey Tuesday 4th December 2018 16:39

It is a poor photo I know. The light was poor, there was no background, and the birds were at a fair distance.

All part of the challenge but good answers though.

Digbert Doobrey Tuesday 4th December 2018 16:43

The two large birds on the left were Tropical Kingbirds if I remember correctly. The Euphonia is Scrub Euphonia, and theres a Streak backed Oriole on the left.
Its the birds on the right of the pic I'm struggling with.

THE_FERN Tuesday 4th December 2018 18:58

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Originally Posted by Digbert Doobrey (Post 3793243)
The two large birds on the left were Tropical Kingbirds if I remember correctly. The Euphonia is Scrub Euphonia, and theres a Streak backed Oriole on the left.
Its the birds on the right of the pic I'm struggling with.

So this looks like another photo of the various songbirds you posted separately. If so, you've confirmed some of the ids there, and got ids for the others! [I noted m euphonia there:—so we know it's actually scrub euphonia]. I suggested baltimore oriole for the oriole you posted there, but perhaps it's streak-backed...

On the right there's a tanager. This should be Western Tanager as per the other post and it's accompanied by two female euphonias. These are probably scrub. Agree the large birds look like Tropical Kingbirds so that might be the ID of the flycatcher in the other post (although that looked different from memory: not the greatest photo/angle)

Digbert Doobrey Tuesday 4th December 2018 20:32

It’s a separate photo. I know it’s a rubbish pic but the number of species in the photo I thought would make for an interesting ID challenge. Thanks for your help. That was my first trip to Central America so a lot of the smaller stuff has been a bit of a headache to say the least and a few birds will have to remain a mystery.

That is until I get the chance to go back. What an unbelievable country Costa Rica was for wildlife!


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