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Hanging Bridge, Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on August 30, 2012

One of the distinctive features of Monteverde (now much imitated) is a bridge over a deep valley which allows visitors to walk by trees at the canopy level, seeing the plants that would normally be far above our heads.


Dragonfly on a Solanaceae, Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on August 28, 2012

A small black-and-red dragonfly hangs onto what I believe is some kind of Solanum sp.. Our guide gave a name, but I have forgotten it. I do recall him saying that the berries are used by natives as a stomach cure, but that one would have to be really sick to make the disease worse […]


Scarlet Macaws, Pacific Coast, South of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on August 27, 2012

While eating lunch, a flock of Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao) landed in the avocado trees across the road. My long lens is not very good, so the image is a bit soft, but I couldn’t miss including it in my Costa Rica set.


Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis) Chicks in Nest #2, Rio Frio, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on August 26, 2012

Here is another version of the nest, which shows how the log rises from the river a little better.


Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis) Chicks in Nest, Rio Frio, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on August 25, 2012

Three chicks of the Social Flycatcher, a common bird of Costa Rica, in their nest on a log rising out of the Rio Frio.


Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata), near the Rio Frio, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on August 9, 2012

We took a boat tour of the Rio Frio (as close as we could get to CaƱo Negro in one day from La Fortuna) and saw a number of different birds, including a large number of what I believe to be Ringed Kingfishers (our guide said they were green kingfishers, but all the identification photos […]


Central American Whiptailed Lizard (Amieva festiva?), Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on August 8, 2012

A lizard lounges on a log alongside the trail at Manuel Antonio National Park.




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