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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

ROADSIDE HAWK, ROUTE 922 & PALO VERDE NATIONAL PARK, GUANACASTE,COSTA RICA,6/13/18

   We sighted the Roadside Hawk twice during this birding tour, once along Route 922 and then at Palo Verde National Park.  The first three photos were taken in the park, where the Roadside Hawk was very close to us.  The last three photos were taken along Route 922, where the hawk was quite far away.   The Roadside Hawk in the first three photos is an adult and in the last three photos, a juvenile.
   We can ID the hawk in the first three photos as an adult Roadside Hawk by it's gray head, yellow cere and Rufous baring on the belly.  We can ID the Roadside Hawk in the last three photos as a juvenile by the vertical stripes on its breast.
   The Roadside Hawk is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 789.