15
taxa
1 insect
9 birds
4 plants
1 mammal

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Northern Emerald-Toucanet Aulacorhynchus prasinus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 06:35 AM PST

Description

Our first Emerald Toucanet in the very early morning.

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Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 07:13 AM PST

Place

Costa Rica (Google, OSM)

Description

I was thrilled to finally see three Resplendent Quetzals, a dream of mine for many years. This male was hidden below a hanging bridge. I leaned onto my back and hung my camera over the side in order to get a photo. The other juvenile male I saw flew past us with no photo.

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Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 07:18 AM PST

Place

Costa Rica (Google, OSM)

Description

I was thrilled to finally see three Resplendent Quetzals , a dream of mine for many years. This female was easier to photograph than the male.

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Bamboos Subfamily Bambusoideae

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 07:39 AM PST

Description

Our naturalist told us this was Costa Rica's only native bamboo. However, it seems that there are actually 39 native bamboo species in the country. Amazing!

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Scaly Tree Ferns Genus Cyathea

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 07:48 AM PST

Description

A very tall tree fern in this forest.

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Brambles Genus Rubus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 08:14 AM PST

Description

Our naturalist guide called this a blackberry. The ripe fruit appears red.

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Airplants Genus Tillandsia

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 08:53 AM PST

Description

This blooming Bromeliad was high on a tree in Monteverde.

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White-eared Ground-Sparrow Melozone leucotis

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 09:47 AM PST

Description

A gorgeous White-eared Ground Sparrow, appropriately on the ground, seeking a piece of fallen mango.

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Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 10:06 AM PST

Description

The lovely Blue-gray Tanager at a banana feeder.

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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 10:06 AM PST

Description

I think it's a Juvenile Baltimore Oriole at a banana feeder.

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Yellow-throated Euphonia Euphonia hirundinacea

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 10:07 AM PST

Description

Our first Yellow-crowned Euphonias, so spectacular. Poor bird has a hurt foot.

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Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 10:15 AM PST

Description

A Tennessee Warbler at the banana feeder.

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Hoffmann's Woodpecker Melanerpes hoffmannii

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 10:21 AM PST

Description

Our first Hoffmann's Woodpecker, attracted by the banana feeder.

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Gray-headed Chachalaca Ortalis cinereiceps

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 10:23 AM PST

Description

A Gray-headed Chachalaca in a tree.

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Nine-banded Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 01:58 PM PST

Description

My second Nine-banded Armadillo in two days. This one had more pink on its skin. It reacted exactly the same way as the one yesterday-- foraging happily while I photographed, and then seeing me, and running away, terrified.

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Observer

wendy5

Date

February 18, 2019 02:22 PM PST

Description

This 2" long beetle is a pale greenish color with bumps, some larger than most.

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