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June 21, 2018

Dominical Costa Rica 2

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Dominical Birding Part 2

This is part two of my time here in Dominical. Part one is coming up later. I edited them back to front. doh!

Blue-black Grassquit - male
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina) – male

I saw this male Blue-black Grassquit walking along the side of the river. The spanish name is Brea.

Variable Seedeater -  female
Variable Seedeater (Sporophila americana) – female

I found this on the edge of a paddock by the river. The spanish name for Variable Seedeater is Espiguero Variable.

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)

At long last I have seen a Bananaquit. It took me a while to work out what it was. The spanish name of the Bananaquit is Picaflor.

Common Black-Hawk - immature
Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) – immature

I spied this flying into the trees near some houses. This immature Common Black-Hawk has caught what looks like a possum or a squirrel. Very good for a young bird. Its spanish name is Gavilán Cangrejero.

Common Black-Hawk
Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)

This is an adult and it had a nest very close to here. It buzzed me a few times because I was too close to it. I moved away as soon as I could.

Rufous-naped Wren
Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha)

Dominical bird list

Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) Picaflor
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina) Brea
Variable Seedeater (Sporophila americana) Espiguero Variable
Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha)
Gray-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis) Mosquero Cabecigrís
Common Black-Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) Gavilán Cangrejero
Ruddy Ground-dove
Inca Dove
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) Cucarachero
White-collared Seedeater (Sporophila torqueola) Setillero
Palm Tanager
Great Kiskadee
Cattle Egret
Magnificent Frigatebird
Mangrove Swallow

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