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Monday, June 25, 2018

BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, ROUTE 922, BEGACES TO PALO VERDE NATIONAL PARK,GUANACASTE,COSTA RICA, 6/13/18

   We can ID this Flycatcher as a Brown-crested Flycatcher by its relatively long, all-black, hooked bill; two dull wingbars; greyish-brown upperparts; darker, brownish, short crested cap contrasting with lighter face; pale gray throat and breast; yellow belly and conspicuous rufous on tail.  We can differentiate this Flycatcher from other Myiarchus Flycathchers, including the very similar Nutting's Flycatcher, by its relatively long bill.
   Brown-crested Flycatchers are migratory at the northern and southern reaches of their range.  Birds in the United States and northern Mexico migrate south and winter from Mexico south to El Salvador.  The migratory patterns of the southernmost populations are not well documented, but they probably winter in the southwestern Amazon basin.
   The Brown-crested Flycatcher is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 795.
   
 
 






Sunday, June 24, 2018

BOAT-BILLED FLYCATCHER, HOTEL RIU GUANACASTE, PLAYA DE MATAPALO,GUANACASTE,COSTA RICA, 6/18/18





SHARON & GEORGE AT HOTEL RIU GUANACASTE, PLAYA DE MATAPALO,GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA, 6/18/18












FEMALE MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD, HOTEL RIU GUANACASTE AREA,PLAYA DE MATAPALO,GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA, 6/17/18


TURKEY VULTURE IN FLIGHT, HOTEL RIU GUANACASTE AREA,PLAYA DE MATAPALO,GUANACASTE,COSTA RICA, 6/17/18


BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS ON NICOYA PENINSULA, GUANACASTE,COSTA RICA, 6/14-6/18, 2018









STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE, HOTEL RIU GUANACASTE AREA,PLAYA DE MATAPALO,GUANACASTE,COSTA RICA, 6/16/18







TURQUOISE-BROWED MOTMOT, HOTEL RIU GUANACASTE AREA,PLAYA DE MATAPALO,GUANACASTE,COSTA RICA, 6/16/18