I'm new to the forum and the reason I subscribed is to ask everybody for some help.
I don't know if this is even possible but I've been listening to WAVs and MP3s online to try and find the exact song I heard yesterday, without any success, and it's driving me crazy.
So all I can do is give a description and see if anybody would be so very kind as to help me out. Brace yourselves, it might be long and chatty...but here goes:
I was in Carara National Park (in Costa Rica) yesterday, at about 8 a.m. and while walking the trails I heard a "tuk tuk" call in the distance, then nothing. As we walked a little bit more, the call went off again, this time a lot louder and more frequent (about one call every 2 minutes or so).
It sounded like a "moist" sound (if that makes any sense)...very loud, but not strident, but with a LOT of resonance instead. My husband describes it as two rocks hitting each other. For me it's more of a knock on wood.
One call is two sounds: Tuk-tuk, slightly ascending, "watery", very loud, very echoing....absolutely beautiful.
The park rangers outside told me it might be a woodpecker or a manakin...looked it up online and that's far from it.
The closest thing to it that I've round online is a mot mot call...but that is DEFINITELY not it.
Is it even a bird?
I've walked through many Costa Rican National Parks throughout my life, but have never heard this one sound before.
Please help! Thank you!
PS: It was a wonderful hike. I am by no means a bird watcher, but I did get to spot a Fiery beak Aracari!!! Very excited about that...and then some ibises, scarlet macaws, toucans, chacalacas, hummingbirds.