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Help with Costa Rica bird IDs.... (1 Viewer)


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United Kingdom
Hello everyone
I undertook a second birding trip to Costa Rica in March/Apr this year, and saw and photographed some amazing birds (inc. Azure-hooded Jay, Prong-billed Barbet, Frigatebird ...as well as some of the more usual suspects). I'm relatively OK with IDs...but I have few photographs that I need confirmation on - either because there are lots of similar looking species or because the photo isn't particularly great (but is the only one I have...so wanted to be sure it wasn't something interesting before deleting).
I've attempted an ID for most of them, but for a small number I have no idea.
The second batch of 10 are attached (see separate earlier thread Help with some IDs for first 10).
My attempted ID and location information below.
Thanks a million in advance of any help/ advice.
Next 10 pics for ID assistance pls....
5008: Bank Swallow?, Tarcoles River
5905: Spotted Sandpiper?, Isla Chiquita
5958: Streak-backed Oriole?, Isla Chiquita
6162: Cinnamon Hummingbird?, Isla Chiquita
6417: Tennessee Warbler?, Rincon De La Veija
6583: Dusky-capped Flycatcher?, Rincon De La Veija
6639: Dusky-capped Flycatcher?, Rincon De La Veija
6663: Warbling Vireo?, Rincon De La Veija
6667: Steely-vented Hummingbird?, Rincon De La Veija
7083: Bank Swallow?, Rincon De La Veija

Many thanks in advance!


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I would suggest (for future posts - please don't re-re-post this one!) a maximum of five or six queries per post otherwise it gets cumbersome and difficult.
I answered some of these yesterday, as follows...
5008: Bank Swallow?
- Let's find another couple facing the other way...
5905: Spotted Sandpiper?
- Si.
6417: Tennessee Warbler?
- Looks quite possible.
6663: Warbling Vireo?
- Leaf in the way of its bill, so I'll keep off that one.
7083: Bank Swallow?
- More like whichever the most-likely local rough-winged swallow is.


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United Kingdom
Right.....message received
I did receive your previous response - thank you - however, since the original thread was now somewhat 'lost in the rough'... I thought it optimal to re-post the second set of photos to see if I could generate a few more responses (specifically on the ones you didn't attempt).
The protocols/ preferences tend to differ between different forums...and so it takes a while to find what works best.

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