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Eyelash Viper Bothriechis schlegelii

Date

April 26, 2012

Description

A large specimen of the yellow morph of this species.

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Observer

dave_k_h

Date

September 16, 2012

Description

During a routine dumping of foodstuffs in the compost bin, this adult was found, and once caught played 'dead'.

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Green Iguana Iguana iguana

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

September 3, 2012

Description

We see these juveniles, and the adults, just about everyday!!

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Blunthead Tree Snake Imantodes cenchoa

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

September 8, 2012

Description

After a particularly wet day this guy was out and about hunting for frogs.

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Observer

dave_k_h

Date

September 13, 2012

Description

This tiny frog is heard everywhere in Jalova, however due to is preference of calling from underweight leaves its rarely seen.

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Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

September 3, 2012

Description

This loud bird is often see on almost all our Jungle trails, however they are usually too high in the trees to get decent views.

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Orangebelly Swamp Snake Tretanorhinus nigroluteus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

July 25, 2012

Description

After an extended period of rain resulting in extensive flooding of the Coconut Plantation, this rarely seen species was found under the staff house.

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Observer

dave_k_h

Date

the past

Description

Flying over a gap int he forest mad by a recently fallen tree, this individual was one of a group of severn birds.

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Neotropical Grass Frogs Genus Leptodactylus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

September 3, 2012

Description

THis moderate sized Male was spotted during a survey of the rear coconut plantation.

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Northern Cat-eyed Snake Leptodeira septentrionalis

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

September 3, 2012

Description

This Marine Toad fell victim to this snake underneath a volunteer a dorm.

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Nine-banded Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

August 29, 2012

Description

During a routine Emergency First Response Training Course, this little chap decided to have a wander along the beach, having a wander about, digging for crabs.

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American crocodile Crocodylus acutus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

July 19, 2012

Description

We disturbed this giant as we made our way from Jalova River Mouth to the Rangers Station. There are a couple of resident Crocodiles which can be found almost daily either basking on the banks or in the water.

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

March 9, 2011

Description

This resident of Jalova River Mouth is regularly watched by many as he fishes in the water

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bare-throated tiger heron Tigrisoma mexicanum

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

July 20, 2012

Description

The river mouth has several resident adults, each occupying a different area/pool.

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Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

June 16, 2012

Description

During a brief stop from fly-catching, we where able to get great views of these birds.

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Ghost Anole Anolis lemurinus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

May 19, 2012

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Common Caiman Caiman crocodilus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

May 26, 2011

Description

At the start of a Canal Birds Survey, this adult was spotted seemingly relating, no appearing to be affected by the noise of our boat going past.

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fer-de-lance Bothrops asper

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

A Jungle treek through to Kingfisher trail saw this aggressive snake coil in-between logs on the trail, blocking off our way forward.

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Parrot Snake Leptophis ahaetulla

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

June 13, 2012

Description

Once again a new group of volunteers is greeted by a predation-by-snake, this time a Green Parrotsnake tucks into a Common Mexican Treefrog (smilisca baudinii).

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Central American Coral Snake Micrurus nigrocinctus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

After introducing a new group of volunteers to the facilities on base, this encounter was spotted, the Four-Lined Whiptail (Ameiva quadrilineata) was dead before we saw the snake: it didn't stand a chance.

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Scarlet-rumped Tanager Ramphocelus passerinii

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

May 5, 2012

Description

In the Coconut Plantation, there is a reed bed which is particularly popular with many species of roosting birds. The red and black individual is a male, the olive-green is female.

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Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

May 17, 2012

Description

During a routine nest check, one of the nests which we monitor had hatched and this hatchling was one of 8 still making their journey to the sea.

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Four-lined Ameiva Holcosus quadrilineatus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

July 5, 2012

Description

Seen every day, all over Base, they make good prey for many species which also live on and around Base.

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Turniptail Gecko Thecadactylus rapicauda

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

August 10, 2012

Description

This impressive gecko was found finding under a coat in the volunteers dormitory, it has previously not been encountered by anybody at GVI.

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Blunt-headed Vine Snake Imantodes phantasma

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

August 13, 2012

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Observer

dave_k_h

Date

August 15, 2012

Description

The same individual as the previous upload

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What

strawberry poison-dart frog Oophaga pumilio

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

August 13, 2012

Description

We do not find this species near base, but a 45 minute trip via canal and foot into the park allows us to glimpse this tiny frog.

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Rana-nidificadora de sabinal Leptodactylus melanonotus

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

June 21, 2012

Description

The species calls from under leaves, pool edges or most often from their burrows. Despite this they are extremely hard to locate.

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Boulenger's Treefrog Scinax boulengeri

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

July 23, 2012

Place

Tortuguero (Google, OSM)

Description

This individual was found calling from a tree trunk; about half a metre from a temporary pool.

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What

scinax eleaochora Genus Scinax

Observer

dave_k_h

Date

June 11, 2012

Description

This individual is a male who is turning yellow: only breeding males next to breeding pools will go throughout this transformation.

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