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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd February 2015, 01:37
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By BirdingCristina
Ring-billed gull? For comparison, here's a photo...

Ring-billed gull?

For comparison, here's a photo of a winter adult Ring-billed from Washington, D.C. (Nov 2010).

But the legs on your gull are grayish, while the legs on mine are yellow. If no...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd February 2015, 00:35
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By BirdingCristina
1. Agreed. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird 2. Agreed....

1. Agreed. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
2. Agreed. Gray-capped Flycatcher
3. juvenile Green-crowned Brilliant
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd February 2015, 00:33
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By BirdingCristina
1. Scaly-breasted hummingbird. 2. female...

1. Scaly-breasted hummingbird.
2. female white-collared seedeater
3. female Passerini's tanager
4. White-crowned parrot
5. Buff-rumped warbler
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd February 2015, 12:29
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By BirdingCristina
Oops, that's right.

Oops, that's right.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd February 2015, 04:31
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By BirdingCristina
1. Royal Tern 2. Brown-crested or Nutting's...

1. Royal Tern
2. Brown-crested or Nutting's flycatcher. I would go for brown-crested unless you noticed a cinnamon rump.
3. Mangrove Swallow
4. Neotropic Cormorant
5. Garden Emerald
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd February 2015, 00:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By BirdingCristina
Probably orange oriole (Icterus auratus). Too...

Probably orange oriole (Icterus auratus). Too orange for Hooded (I. cucullatus), not stocky enough for Altamira (I. gularis).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 1st February 2015, 21:21
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By BirdingCristina
1. Myiarchus sp., likely Brown-crested...

1. Myiarchus sp., likely Brown-crested Flycatcher
2. Empidonax sp., probably Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
3. Streak-headed Woodcreeper
4. Short-tailed Hawk
5. White-tailed Kite

Do you have any other...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 26th December 2014, 20:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By BirdingCristina
Purchased a new field guide for Christmas; turns...

Purchased a new field guide for Christmas; turns out my reptile was actually a male gray lichen anole (Anolis intermedius).
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 26th December 2014, 20:12
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By BirdingCristina
I changed my mind - the last frog is a Craugastor...

I changed my mind - the last frog is a Craugastor polyptychus or rain frog.

The second frog is indeed a masked treefrog (Smilisca phaeota). I'm still not sure about the first one.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 22nd December 2014, 17:06
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By BirdingCristina
I'm guessing it's either a greater pewee...

I'm guessing it's either a greater pewee (Contopus pertinax-pibí mayor), or a Western wood-pewee (Contopus sordidulus-pibí occidental).
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 20th December 2014, 04:21
Replies: 47
Views: 8,378
Posted By BirdingCristina
Thank you for this information. Downtown, I...

Thank you for this information. Downtown, I regularly see pigeons hobbling on amputated feet; it hurts to think of the pain they must be in.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 20th December 2014, 04:00
Replies: 60
Views: 9,156
Posted By BirdingCristina
Flying in a V-formation help birds take advantage...

Flying in a V-formation help birds take advantage of the extra lift provided by the upwash of air from the bird in front of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKSZtbSEmwg

The video as a whole...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 20th December 2014, 03:48
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By BirdingCristina
Grayish saltator (Saltator...

Grayish saltator (Saltator coerulescens)

Saltator o picurero grisáceo
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 19th December 2014, 17:50
Replies: 5
Views: 2,116
Posted By BirdingCristina
I'm thinking Bransford's litter frog...

I'm thinking Bransford's litter frog (Eleutherodactylus bransfordii) for the last one.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 19th December 2014, 17:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By BirdingCristina
Solved

This photograph of a ground anole (Anolis humilis) is identical to the one I saw.

Solved ID!
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Friday 19th December 2014, 01:46
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By BirdingCristina
Costa Rica anole ID

(No photo--sorry!)

In Monteverde, a fairly small (<5 cm excluding the tail) anole scurrying on leaf litter, overall coloration a brownish pattern that blended with the dead leaves, slightly paler...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th December 2014, 22:34
Replies: 27
Views: 5,775
Posted By BirdingCristina
Thanks for the info, Bill. Up until recently I...

Thanks for the info, Bill. Up until recently I spent most of my life in the San José city area; I still go there every other month.

I've changed my mind, though. I think that the Zen-Rays would suit...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th December 2014, 01:31
Replies: 27
Views: 5,775
Posted By BirdingCristina
Monarchs seem to be my best choice at the moment....

Monarchs seem to be my best choice at the moment. Plus, they're on sale right now at the Nikon store--those extra $80 could buy me a harness, cleaning equipment I need, and even some sort of covering...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th December 2014, 14:23
Replies: 27
Views: 5,775
Posted By BirdingCristina
Thank you for all the suggestions. The Zeiss...

Thank you for all the suggestions.

The Zeiss Terra looks great, but the M7's wider field of view looks irresistible. Is there a significant difference in sharpness and clarity between them? (I've...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th December 2014, 05:01
Replies: 27
Views: 5,775
Posted By BirdingCristina
Yes, exactly. For example, here "waterproof" =...

Yes, exactly. For example, here "waterproof" = can stand torrential rains and perhaps a drop into puddle.

I have been looking into Zeiss's Terra ED binoculars. Do they stand a chance against the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 16th December 2014, 04:24
Replies: 19
Views: 5,259
Posted By BirdingCristina
I own the first edition and have recently...

I own the first edition and have recently purchased the second. The organization is definitely better, and I agree that Dean has improved as an artist; additionally, the range maps are color-coded...
Forum: Wildlife Art Tuesday 16th December 2014, 04:12
Replies: 3
Views: 4,772
Posted By BirdingCristina
Thank you for the links, this is fantastic!

Thank you for the links, this is fantastic!
Forum: Costa Rica Tuesday 16th December 2014, 04:00
Replies: 9
Views: 2,059
Posted By BirdingCristina
The new edition is definitely worth a look into....

The new edition is definitely worth a look into. Updated and color-coded range maps, hundreds more illustrations, and descriptions for all of the country's species make it a valuable and much-needed...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th December 2014, 03:41
Replies: 27
Views: 5,775
Posted By BirdingCristina
Question Midpriced binocs for tropical birding?

I have come across the opportunity to upgrade my well-beaten Nikon Monarch ATB's and would appreciate some advice!

I'm looking for a pair under $500-$530 that adheres fairly well to these...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 6th May 2014, 23:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By BirdingCristina
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