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san gerardo de dota

  1. Northern Emerald-Toucanet

    Northern Emerald-Toucanet

    This bird was located in a very tall tree on the banks of Savegre River, it was frecuently going to the nest bringing food to a chick. In this image he peered before taking flight.
  2. Violet Sabrewing

    Violet Sabrewing

  3. Acorn Woodpecker C-RICA SER 2

    Acorn Woodpecker C-RICA SER 2

  4. Louisiana Waterthrush Closeup C-RICA SER 2

    Louisiana Waterthrush Closeup C-RICA SER 2

    This is a zoomed-in (cropped) version of the prior uploaded photo.
  5. Louisiana Waterthrush Scene C-RICA SER 2

    Louisiana Waterthrush Scene C-RICA SER 2

    Although this bird looks very much like a thrush, it is really a New World warbler. This bird was feeding on aquatic insects in a rocky fast-flowing stream. After downloading this scene, I'll download a zoomed-in closeup of the bird, itself.
  6. Black Vulture C-RICA SER 2

    Black Vulture C-RICA SER 2

  7. Sooty Thrush C-RICA SER 2

    Sooty Thrush C-RICA SER 2

    Endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama. A bird of the mountains, typically above 2200 m altitude.
  8. Flame-colored Tanager Male C-RICA SER 2

    Flame-colored Tanager Male C-RICA SER 2

    A few minutes ago, I uploaded a photo of the less brilliantly colored, but still very beautiful female of this species. This is a montane species of Mexico and Central America.
  9. Flame-colored Tanager Female C-RICA SER 2

    Flame-colored Tanager Female C-RICA SER 2

    Shortly, I will upload a photo of the more brilliantly colored male of this species. This is a montane species of Mexico and Central America.
  10. Lesser Scaup Female C-RICA SER 2

    Lesser Scaup Female C-RICA SER 2

  11. Collared Redstart ("Whitestart") C-RICA SER 2

    Collared Redstart ("Whitestart") C-RICA SER 2

    This new world warbler species is endemic to the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. It is sometimes called a Collared Whitestart, perhaps to distinguish it from the temperate-subarctic breeding American Redstart, also a new world warbler.
  12. Respendent Quetzal C-RICA SER 2

    Respendent Quetzal C-RICA SER 2

    I photographed this male bird in early daylight in the San Gerardo de Dota montane cloud forest area of Costa Rica. it was in a tree about 50 m distant from the roadside location of my tripod, in a pasture with scattered wild avocado trees. A much less ornate female was in a nearby tree. The...
  13. Dusky Nightjar C-RICA SER 2

    Dusky Nightjar C-RICA SER 2

    This species is endemic to the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. In the evening after dark, it took us a while to find one of these birds. Unfortunately, it was perched on utility wires near a street light, perhaps because the light attracted food (flying insects). I would have...
  14. Black-billed NIghtingale-Thrush C-RICA SER 2

    Black-billed NIghtingale-Thrush C-RICA SER 2

    This species is endemic to the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama, mostly in forests, but also above timberline. The violet tinged parts of this bird are described as gray in some field guides.
  15. Scintillant Hummingbird Male C-RICA SER 2

    Scintillant Hummingbird Male C-RICA SER 2

    The orientation of this bird relative to the sun's position was almost perfect for emphasizing the feature that gives the species its name. It was hard to believe what I was seeing -- it nearly knocked my eyes out. This species is the smallest hummingbird in its range (the mountains of Costa...
  16. White-throated Mountain-gem Male C-RICA SER 2

    White-throated Mountain-gem Male C-RICA SER 2

    The male of this species looks very different from the female (uploaded yesterday - which see).
  17. White-throated Mountain-gem Female C-RICA SER 2

    White-throated Mountain-gem Female C-RICA SER 2

    This mountain forest species has a limited range in southern Central America.
  18. Magnificent Hummingbird C-RICA SER 2

    Magnificent Hummingbird C-RICA SER 2

    A montane species.
  19. Large-footed Finch C-RICA SER 2

    Large-footed Finch C-RICA SER 2

  20. Green Violetear

    Green Violetear

    Green Violetear (Colibri thalassinus subsp. cabanidis) Sexes similar. Photographed at Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica. Submontane cloud forest at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) elevation.
  21. Sooty Thrush

    Sooty Thrush

    Sooty Thrush (Turdus nigrescens) Photographed at Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica. Submontane cloud forest at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) elevation.
  22. White-throated Mountain-gem (male)

    White-throated Mountain-gem (male)

    White-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis castaneoventris) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Photographed at Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota, San Jose Province, Costa Rica. Submontane cloud forest at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) elevation.
  23. Volcano Hummingbird (female)

    Volcano Hummingbird (female)

    Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula subsp. torridus) Female, species sexually dimorphic. Photographed at Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota, San Jose Province, Costa Rica. Submontane cloud forest at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) elevation.
  24. Volcano Hummingbird (male)

    Volcano Hummingbird (male)

    Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula subsp. torridus) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Photographed at Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota, San Jose Province, Costa Rica. Submontane cloud forest at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) elevation.
  25. Slaty Flowerpiercer (female)

    Slaty Flowerpiercer (female)

    Slaty Flowerpiercer (Diglossa plumbea) Female, species sexually dimorphic. Photographed in a Cana. Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica. Submontane cloud forest at 2,195 m (7,200 ft) elevation.
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