16
taxa
3 birds
3 insects
4 mammals
1 plant
1 other animal
1 arachnid
3 reptiles

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Red Land Crab Gecarcinus quadratus

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wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 05:32 AM PST

Description

I was told that raccoons eat Red Land Crabs and leave the poisonous Blue Land Crabs alone. This poor fellow was huddled into steps in the early morning.

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Neotropical Green Anole Anolis biporcatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 07:36 AM PST

Description

This Green Anole was apparently in the process of changing color.

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Common Basilisk Basiliscus basiliscus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 07:42 AM PST

Description

A lovely Common Basilisk on a rock by a creek.

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Roadside Hawk Rupornis magnirostris

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 07:58 AM PST

Description

A beautiful Roadside Hawk on a branch.

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Streaked Flycatcher Myiodynastes maculatus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 08:09 AM PST

Description

A Streaked Flycatcher from below.

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White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 08:15 AM PST

Description

One of twin fawns. It must be like living in a zoo to have 3,500 tourists wandering through its forest.

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Arrow-shaped Orbweaver Micrathena sagittata

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 08:22 AM PST

Description

This may be an Arrow-shaped Micrathena? It built a huge orb web and was still producing more of the web.

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White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 08:25 AM PST

Description

The mother doe who had two fawns.

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Green Lacewings Family Chrysopidae

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 08:41 AM PST

Description

Our guide pointed out this "Trash carrier insect," which acts kind of like a decorator crab, carrying around lots of bits of things so it's fully camouflaged.

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Wax-tailed Planthopper Pterodictya reticularis

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 09:05 AM PST

Description

Our guide called these two insects Waxtail plant hoppers. Very strange! They were both on some lichen about 20' above ground on a tree trunk.

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Mantled Howler Monkey Alouatta palliata

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 09:18 AM PST

Description

This relaxed Howler Monkey (obviously a male) was the only one we saw. Nearby were about 25 White-throated Monkeys, and apparently they don't get along.

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Brown Longtail Urbanus procne

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 09:41 AM PST

Description

I think this may be a Brown Longtail?

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White-throated Capuchin Cebus capucinus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 09:42 AM PST

Description

The White-throated Monkeys groomed each other intently, with very serious expressions.

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Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth Choloepus hoffmanni

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 09:57 AM PST

Description

A sloth and her baby. Our guide showed us a photo of a male sloth caring for an abandoned baby, something the guides had known about, but never photographed until a few days ago.

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Common Basilisk Basiliscus basiliscus

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 10:22 AM PST

Description

A mature Common Basilisk close to the trail.

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Black Spiny-tailed Iguana Ctenosaura similis

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 10:27 AM PST

Description

A Black Spiny-tailed Iguana shows off all its spines.

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Mangroves Family Rhizophoraceae

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 10:40 AM PST

Description

The Mangroves at Manuel Antonio National Park are very dense. This shows one with a bloom, and the other photo shows the tangle of branches.

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Crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica

Observer

wendy5

Date

February 22, 2019 10:45 AM PST

Description

Most hummingbirds in Costa Rica immediately fly away, but the gorgeous male Crowned Woodnymphs posed twice for me.