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Costa Rica perching bird (1 Viewer)


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Final one I promise but this bird didn’t hang around and I only grabbed a quick couple of shots from a long way off but I wondered if it gave a certain Jizz which may be able to allow identification. It was taken again in northern Costa Rica


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My initial impression was of something the size of a ant-tanager or small thrush. I see a reddish blob where the bill is; is that just reflections/bleed in the image or is it a different bill shape than a hummer? Those were my reasons for doubt.

Looking at the image again is 300% enlargement, I am now more comfortable with it being a hummer. But I am not comfortable saying which colors it would have in life.


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