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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 11th September 2018, 03:12
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Birdingcraft
That one is Russet-naped Wood-Rail, it seems that...

That one is Russet-naped Wood-Rail, it seems that the brown patch on the nape is definitely more distinct for that species. Also, I know that spot, it seems that only Russet-naped is present...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th September 2018, 19:45
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Birdingcraft
I agree with Motmot for all, was looking at that...

I agree with Motmot for all, was looking at that first one and thought, bit of white on the tail, broad black subterminal band, not much pattern on the face and no dark on throat, and feeding from a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 5th September 2018, 19:41
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Birdingcraft
Based on the shape and where the red is, also...

Based on the shape and where the red is, also Rufous-winged Woodpecker for me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th August 2018, 19:39
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes, Gray-capped Flycatcher.

Yes, Gray-capped Flycatcher.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th August 2018, 19:38
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By Birdingcraft
First does look more like a female Blue Grosbeak....

First does look more like a female Blue Grosbeak. Blue-black would be more reddish-brown and with a larger, dark bill.
The other is yes, a male Thick-billed Seed-Finch.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th August 2018, 19:32
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Birdingcraft
Ruby-throated Hummingbird female.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird female.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th August 2018, 19:31
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes, Steely-vented.

Yes, Steely-vented.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 24th August 2018, 19:30
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes, Ruby-throated.

Yes, Ruby-throated.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd August 2018, 03:44
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes, def. female White-collared Manakin. Cool...

Yes, def. female White-collared Manakin. Cool mystery shot!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 23rd August 2018, 03:42
Replies: 16
Views: 250
Posted By Birdingcraft
Definitely a Rufous Mourner. I don't think the...

Definitely a Rufous Mourner. I don't think the piha occurs there but in any case, in addition to the shape looking right for the mourner with that sort of blocky head, the piha has an indistinct eye...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 19th August 2018, 04:16
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes, very tough to separate, more so than field...

Yes, very tough to separate, more so than field guides can indicate. The best way other than call is the shape of the bill, if short and straight like this one a Nutting's, and yes, also has a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th August 2018, 15:06
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes, in this one we can also see the rufous...

Yes, in this one we can also see the rufous edging to the feathers on the wings.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 5th August 2018, 15:05
Replies: 2
Views: 69
Posted By Birdingcraft
Yes definitely because of the contrasting pale...

Yes definitely because of the contrasting pale throat and pale tip to the tail. Nice images.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th July 2018, 01:19
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Birdingcraft
One and three are definitely Social Flycatcher-...

One and three are definitely Social Flycatcher- dainty beak, no reddish feathers in the wings or tail.
Forum: Costa Rica Friday 13th July 2018, 16:56
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Birdingcraft
That Mango Lodge looks nice. Cerro Lodge is great...

That Mango Lodge looks nice.
Cerro Lodge is great for birds but not for beach although with your own vehicle you could drive to some.
Punta Leona is another option- good birding on grounds, nice...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 13th July 2018, 16:51
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By Birdingcraft
Definitely a Gray Hawk.

Definitely a Gray Hawk.
Forum: Costa Rica Saturday 3rd February 2018, 00:14
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By Birdingcraft
I haven't birded right at that site but have near...

I haven't birded right at that site but have near there. Looks good, you should see a lot just checking the place out. Try for Costa Rican Brush Finch- a skulker, prefers ravines with thick...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 19th January 2018, 15:27
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By Birdingcraft
Since the width of the subterminal band seems to...

Since the width of the subterminal band seems to vary, I wouldn't use it as a definitive field mark on perched birds. The darker upperparts of Gray Hawk seems to be a more consistent field mark to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 16th January 2018, 20:48
Replies: 21
Views: 901
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, 20:31
Replies: 7
Views: 393
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, 00:01
Replies: 7
Views: 506
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, 16:29
Replies: 22
Views: 5,127
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, 16:09
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Birdingcraft
Definite White-throated Spadebill.

Definite White-throated Spadebill.
Forum: Costa Rica Wednesday 5th July 2017, 13:39
Replies: 5
Views: 2,133
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, 22:24
Replies: 6
Views: 588
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 ?
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