• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.

Help with IDs Costa Rica (1 Viewer)

Mike Beer

Well-known member
Can I have help with IDs on these birds all photographed recently during our trip to Costa Rica in the Drakes Bay area.
1. Not sure poss Mealy Parrot
2. Poss Great Kiskadee
3. Not sure only picture I have
3. Poss Blue-black Grassquit

Mike
 

Attachments

  • EF095E1F-4473-4203-9E5E-96C1A5C41367_1_201_a.jpeg
    EF095E1F-4473-4203-9E5E-96C1A5C41367_1_201_a.jpeg
    859 KB · Views: 22
  • 693EB1E3-E039-4F4B-B0D1-2933F98D8E48_1_201_a.jpeg
    693EB1E3-E039-4F4B-B0D1-2933F98D8E48_1_201_a.jpeg
    641.5 KB · Views: 22
  • E5179253-7785-487C-86AD-A2D6FF11AE5A_1_201_a.jpeg
    E5179253-7785-487C-86AD-A2D6FF11AE5A_1_201_a.jpeg
    807 KB · Views: 21
  • 0AB9F611-9306-4917-949E-CF7B3EA3407D_1_201_a.jpeg
    0AB9F611-9306-4917-949E-CF7B3EA3407D_1_201_a.jpeg
    1.8 MB · Views: 20
Last edited:

Fritz73

Wat mutt, dat mutt!
Staff member
Supporter
Argentina
1. with the red on the front looks like a Red-lored Parrot for me
2. looks like a Grey-capped Flycatcher to me
3. Crimson-fronted Parakeet
4. Without location it could be a juvenile Passerini's or Cherrie's Tanager
 

C B Allen

Chris Allen
For me, agreed, Red-lored Parrot (1) & Crimson-fronted Parakeet (3). Crimson-rumped Tanager (4 - Cherrie's & Passerini's Tanagers are currently lumped in both IOC & Clements ... would have been "Cherrie's" prior to that). Flycatcher (2) could be Gray-capped - and may just be the light/exposure - but looks very plain faced & I can't be sure it's not just a Tropical Kingbird.
 

pbjosh

missing the neotropics
Switzerland
The flycatcher is definitely not a Tropical Kingbird. Just glancing on my phone I’m not sure I can say it is Gray-crowned and not just a overexposed Social. Not a Great Kiskadee though.
 

pbjosh

missing the neotropics
Switzerland
Bill is substantially too big for social flycatcher.

Does Gray-capped (pardon my error typing Gray-crowned earlier) reliably have a larger bill than Social? I don’t see any of the N subspecies of Social Fly much anymore. Admittedly I mostly ID these birds by ear or by plumage features that aren’t bill size so I don’t think I’ve thought about it before.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top