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Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis) – Nightjar Family

A Pauraque or Nightjar is a uniquely patterned bird found from Southern Texas to South America. This fledgling sat virtually unnoticed on the ground due to its incredible camouflage. If you live in an area that the Common Pauraque inhabits you know it as the “get the hell out of the road” bird. The Pauraque, pronounced

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Neotropical Bird Snake curve

Neotropical Bird Eating Snake (Psuestes poecilonotus)

Three Neotropical Bird Eating Snakes, patterns colors & characteristics This Bird Eating Snake (Psuestes poecilonotus) was found on a farm that raises turkeys and chickens. The environment was perfect for the Bird Eating Snake but not so good for the humans, or the chicks for that matter. The first images show a puffing type of display that gives this

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Common Tody Flycatcher Bird

Common Tody Flycatcher

Common Tody Flycatcher Bird In order to give guests a better bird watching area in front of the cabins we decided to take down a fairly young lime tree and an old, non-producing orange that were directly in front of the hammocks. The day we intended to do the work Barry had two little yellow

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Toucanette Aracari

Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)

Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus) Toucan Images from the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica The collared aracari (air-a-sorry) is a medium sized bird in the toucan family. The razor sharp beak is used to open nuts and fruits. They love mountain papaya. The trick is getting up high because the birds don’t generally come down to the ground

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Black Cowled Oriole Costa Rica

Black Cowled Oriole Costa Rica

A Black Cowled Oriole found on Caribbean Slope This Black Cowled Oriole was very aggressive to the other birds that had gathered around the mound of papaya and bananas we placed on the feeding stand. They favor forest edges and gardens in the Caribbean lowlands and foothills. Recent sightings on the Pacific slope of Costa Rica may mean that

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