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Costa Rica wildfowl (1 Viewer)

Steve.Jonesy

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Taken near the Palo Verde NP on the Viejo wetlands in Feb 2022
Amongst Black-bellied and Fulvous whistling ducks seems to be an albino!
Any thoughts?
Also
Long shot of a few BB ducks but the taller bird on the left partly hidden with a long neck and red bill seems un duck like in shape?
Any idea what it could be?
Many thanks
 

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Butty

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1. Looks like white (albino even, given pink bill) fulvous whistling-duck.
2-3. Black-bellied whistling duck in odd posture. See how similar it looks to the one at right.
 

Steve.Jonesy

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Catching that Albino Duck was a great capture Steve. I don't believe I have ever seen an image of an albino duck in the history of BF!
Also saw a very rare Gray Kingbird in same area so a good day!
 

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njlarsen

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I have never seen a gray kingbird in CR but I am used to those in eastern Caribbean and I have seen it in Florida. I have never seen one with a bill of this size!

Niels
 

Butty

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Looks ok for grey kingbird. In pic 1, because of the angle, and because the bill is in shade, the bill looks deeper than it would if seen side-on.
 

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