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guanacaste province

  1. Red-billed Pigeon

    Red-billed Pigeon

    Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris) This large pigeon was photographed at Blue River, Cordillera de Guanacaste, north-slope of Rincon de La Vieja Volcano, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, Caribbean-slope, just west of Buenos Aires. Overcast with drizzling rain but it was as close as I...
  2. Rose-bellied Spiny Lizard

    Rose-bellied Spiny Lizard

    Rose-bellied Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus variabilis: Phrynosomatidae) Photographed at Naranjo Station in Santa Rosa National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Tropical dry forest at ca. 3 m (10 ft) elevation.
  3. Guagara

    Guagara

    Guagara or Palma de Escoba (Crysophila warscewiczii: Arecaceae) You have to be careful and watch where you walk or even put your hands. Photographed in Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Tropical dry forest at ca. 61 m (200 ft) elevation.
  4. Tropical Dry Forest

    Tropical Dry Forest

    Road leading from the main area in Santa Rosa National Park to Naranjo Station, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Tropical dry forest at ca. 15 m (49 ft) elevation.
  5. Weeeeeee

    Weeeeeee

    Variegated Squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides dorsalis: Sciuridae) Photographed this tree hopper in Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Tropical dry forest at ca. 61 m (200 ft) elevation.
  6. Variable Seedeater (male)

    Variable Seedeater (male)

    Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina corvina) Four subspecies are recognized with two being in Costa Rica. The nominate is found on the Caribbean side and subspecies hoffmannii is found on the Pacific side. Sexes dimorphic. Photographed at Blue River, Cordillera de Guanacaste, north-slope of...
  7. Ro Penjamous

    Ro Penjamous

    Ro Penjamous: Near Buenos Aires in the Cordillera de Guanacaste, Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. It gets its sky-blue color from sulfur emitted by volcanic activity and mixes with calcium carbonate. Disturbed river flood plain adjacent to lower montane cloud...
  8. Wood Storks

    Wood Storks

    Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) These bald-headed storks was photographed in a small un-named shallow lake adjacent to Ro Frio near Cao Negro in the Cao Negro Wildlife Refuge, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Shallow lake, riverine, swamps, pastureland and Cao Negro Lagoon with disturbed...
  9. Yellow-olive Flycatcher

    Yellow-olive Flycatcher

    Yellow-olive Flycatcher (Tolmomyias sulphurescens cinereiceps) Sixteen subspecies are recognized with only subspecies cinereiceps being mapped for Costa Rica. Photographed in Santa Rosa National Park Santa Rosa National Park at Naranjo Station, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Tropical dry...
  10. Annoying Fly

    Annoying Fly

    Fly. This fly would not leave me along so I tried to take some pictures of it. Although it hovered a lot it never did so long enough for my slow reactions. I finally had to walk ca. 8 m (26 ft) down the path to get out of its territory. Photographed in Nosara Biological Reserve, Nosara...
  11. Willets

    Willets

    Willet (Tringa semipalmatus inornatus) Two subspecies are recognized the nominated known as the Eastern Willet and subspecies inornatus known as the Western Willet. The Western Willet is the one found in Costa Rica. Sexes similar. Photographed in Boca Nosara, the mouth of Ro Nosara at the...
  12. Common Blue Morpho (open winged)

    Common Blue Morpho (open winged)

    Common Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides: Nymphalidae) Wingspan is 10-20 cm (4-7.9 in). The few times I have found these sitting they are sitting with closed wings. This is a rare find for me even though the wings are tattered, it was a treat to photograph one in the wild with its wings open showing...
  13. Eastern Wood-pewee

    Eastern Wood-pewee

    Eastern Wood-pewee (Contopus virens) Photographed at Blue River, Cordillera de Guanacaste, north-slope of Rincon de La Vieja Volcano, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, Caribbean-slope, just west of Buenos Aires. Lower montane cloud forest at ca. 650 m (2,133 ft) elevation. Sexes similar.
  14. Tiger Beetle

    Tiger Beetle

    Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sp.: Carabidae) Photographed in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Dry tropical forest at ca. 61 m (200 ft) elevation.
  15. White-faced Capuchin Monkey

    White-faced Capuchin Monkey

    White-faced Capuchin Money also known as White-headed Capuchin and White-throated Capuchin (Cebus capucinus: Cebidae) This diurnal and mostly arboreal monkey travels in troops with up to 30 individuals. A known captive has lived to be 47 years old. This monkey was foraging on the fruits of the...
  16. Tennessee Warblers

    Tennessee Warblers

    Tennessee Warbler (Vermivora peregrina) These little North American migrants had found a puddle beside the road in Nosara and was enjoying drinks and baths. Photographed in Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Tropical dry forest at ca. 61 m (200 ft) elevation.
  17. Barred Antshrike (female)

    Barred Antshrike (female)

    Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus intermedius) Twelve subspecies are recognized with only subspecies intermedius being mapped for Costa Rica. Species sexually dimorphic. Photographed in Nosara Biological Reserve, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Tropical dry forest at ca. 2 m...
  18. Hawk Moth

    Hawk Moth

    Hawk Moth (Xylophanes guianensis: Sphingidae) Wingspan 8-9 cm (3.15-3.54 in). Photographed in our cabin at Blue River (better than a scorpion!). Cordillera de Guanacaste, north-slope of Rincon de La Vieja Volcano, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, Caribbean-slope, just west of Buenos Aires...
  19. Blue-gray Tanager

    Blue-gray Tanager

    Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus cana) Thirteen subspecies are recognized with subspecies cana being the only one mapped for Costa Rica. Sexes similar. Photographed in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Dry Tropical Forest at ca. 61 m (200 ft) elevation.
  20. Frosted Flasher

    Frosted Flasher

    Frosted Flasher (Astraptes alardus: Hesperiidae) This beauty was found hiding along a trail through a lower montane cloud forest on the Cordillera de Guanacaste, north-slope of Rincon de La Vieja Volcano, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, Caribbean-slope, just east of Buenos Aires. Lower montane...
  21. Groove-billed Ani

    Groove-billed Ani

    Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris sulcirostris) Two subspecies are recognized with only the nominate being mapped for Costa Rica. Sexes similar. Photographed in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Dry Tropical Forest at ca. 61 m (200 ft) elevation.
  22. Variegated Squirrel

    Variegated Squirrel

    Variegated Squirrel (Sciurus variegatoides atrirufus) Photographed this handsome fellow in a Kapok tree (Pseudobombax septenatum) in Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica.
  23. Yellow-trumpet Tree

    Yellow-trumpet Tree

    Yellow-trumpet Tree, also known as Corteza amarilla (Tabebuia ochracea: Bignoniaceae) This showy and beautiful tree grows to 25 m (82 ft) tall. The flowers are yellow with red-tinged throats. The wood is very heavy and dense and is said to sink in water. Its extreme hardwood is used for...
  24. Gartered Trogon (male)

    Gartered Trogon (male)

    Gartered Trogon (Trogon caligatus concinnus) Four subspecies are recognized including the nominate. Only subspecies concinnus is mapped for Costa Rica. Formerly a subspecies of the Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus). Species sexually dimorphic. Photographed in Nosara, Guanacaste Province...
  25. Yellow-headed Caracara

    Yellow-headed Caracara

    Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima cordata) Two subspecies are recognized with only subspecies cordata being mapped for Costa Rica. Photographed drinking water in Ro Nosara, Nosara Biological Reserve, Nosara, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. Riverine, tropical dry forest at ca. 2 m...
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