Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

June 13, 2018

Costa Rica Birds Three

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Monteverde Birding Day Two

This morning I started at 6:30am with my guide Freddy. We just went up the ridge about a kilometer and walked along a side track for a kilometer or so. We met a young bird photographer from Melbourne. He had a 600 lens and I was so glad I did not have to lug that thing. And the tripod, even though it was carbon fibre. Maybe it is about time they made lenses that do not weigh much. ha ha.

Gray-crowned Yellowthroat
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat (Geothlypis poliocephala)

A new bird, not so many today but that always happens on the second day. Very yellow.

Yellow-bellied Elaenia
Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster)

Another new one.

Long-tailed Manakin
Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis)

All the other shots were out of focus, so here is an arse shot, doh!

 Emerald Toucanet
Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)

At last a decent shot.

Keel-billed Toucan
Keel-billed Toucan

White-eared Ground-sparrow
White-eared Ground-sparrow (Melozone leucotis)

This is a better photo than yesterday but still not good.

 Rufous-and-white Wren
Rufous-and-white Wren (Thryophiluss rufalbus)

I am liking the wrens of Central America. They are very cute.

Streak-headed Woodcreeper
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii)

I was thinking this might be a Cocoa Woodcreeper but the bill is all wrong I reckon.

Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiarus olivaceus)

I saw these in the grass with the seedeaters.

Yellowthroat maybe
White-vented Euphonia (Euphonia minuta)

Hoffman's Woodpecker
Hoffman’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)

The best I have got of the Hoffman’s Woodpecker. Still not great but it is a good action shot.

unknown swallow
unknown swallow

green lizard
lizard

Monteverde bird list

Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis)
Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster)
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat (Geothlypis poliocephala)
White-vented Euphonia (Euphonia minuta)
Blue-and-White Swallow ???

White-collared Seedeater (Sporophila torqueola)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiarus olivaceus)
Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)
Gray-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps)
Rufous-and-white Wren (Thryophiluss rufalbus)
White-eared Ground-sparrow (Melozone leucotis)
Hoffman’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii)
Tropical Kingbird

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