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Recordings southern Costa Rica November 2022 (1 Viewer)


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Hello everyone,

after a year I went through some sound recordings a year ago in Costa Rica. All were made with phone after I lost my recording device earlier during the trip.
I am not good on bird songs and calls of the region, especially not after a year later. Maybe you can help me with those:

20221111_0640: Rice fields S Neily, I am looking for the descending call/song (other than that I can hear Blue-black Grassquit, White-breasted Crake and tropical Kingbird? in the recording)
20221112_0748 and 0751: near Puerto Jiménez; are they the same; not even sure this is a bird...
20221129_0983, 1406, 1502: all from Wilson Botanical Garden near San Vito

Looking forward to your suggestions!

Thanks in advance,

All the best,



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Rice fields- not sure, maybe Great-tailed Grackle at beginning.
Puerto Jimenez- probably Black-bellied Wren
San Vito- Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant, not sure, maybe Ruddy Foliage-Gleaner, note sure.
I attached a sonagramm of the song in the first recording I am looking for. I don't think it is the Grackle.

While I can imagine that such a sound comes from a Black-bellied Wren I could not find any recording (at least not on eBird) that matches this call. Do you have anything?

I will check the illustrated checklist for the hotspot to maybe find the last two recordings. Not sure about the Foliage-Gleaner... The timbre might be there. The last one should be possible to ID as it is not the worst recording. It did, however, not match anything on my checklist for the location.

Thanks Patrick for all the help!


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