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Bare-Throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) (520 views)
(2008) Cano Negro, Costa Rica
Photo Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2008

© 2008 Terry Costales
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We saw a lot of these solitary herons on the trip. external link Although it's called bare throated, you can't see that detail in this flying shot.

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by Terry Costales
(53 of 94) There were many of these toucans in the forest surrounding the volcano. They traveled in small flocks and were easily seen and heard.
by Terry Costales
(54 of 94) The lemurs at the zoo have a large natural exhibit that gives them many opportunities to climb, relax and relate to one another.
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(55 of 94) The light color of this bird indicates that it is a juvenile. The adult of this bird is all black. Neotropic is the only species of cormorant that resides in Costa Rica.
by Terry Costales
(56 of 94) There was this one lone white pelican at the nature center that day. It was probably an injured bird being nursed back to health, or it just knew a good hand-out when it saw one.
by Terry Costales
(57 of 94) On our boat trip to Turtle Beach Lodge we saw many Roseate Spoonbills feeding near the banks. When they feed, they move their heads rapidly back and forth in the shallow water, making them look
by Terry Costales
(58 of 94) This is a very cute little diving bird . When they come up after a dive they puff up their posterior so it looks like a big powder puff. Then right before they dive, they bring those feathers close
Bar-headed Geese (599 views)
by Terry Costales
(59 of 94) There is a small flock of these beautiful geese living on the small lake inside the zoo. Bar-headed geese were featured in the nature documentary "Winged Migration" which I highly reccomend.
by Terry Costales
(60 of 94) A female basilisk showed up at breakfast looking for a handout of food scraps. The kitchen staff were pleased to see it and urged us to give it food. Not a good thing for the lizard but very
by Terry Costales
(61 of 94) Earlier this year the cliff swallows were busy feeding their young under the eaves of the Lucy Evans Interpretive Center.
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(62 of 94) The Fieldfare is about the size of an American Robin and its movements are similar. It took me quite a while to identify it as I had never heard of a Fieldfare before. According to Wikipedia the
Lesser Scaup (626 views)
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(63 of 94) The male lesser scaup is almost identical to the male greater scaup. The head of the lesser gleams purple whereas the greater gleams green. Supposedly the lesser is also smaller than the greater, but
Chinese Crested (676 views)
by Terry Costales
(64 of 94) It's an odd looking animal, but it's like any other dog, really.
by Terry Costales
(65 of 94) This was the first Toucan I saw in Costa Rica. A keel-billed or Fruit Loops Toucan.
by Terry Costales
(66 of 94) Here is Tatiana on Sept 29, 2007 looking alive and well. Due to incompetence at the Zoo and the malicious idiocy of a few young men, she and one of those young men are now deceased. A needless
by Terry Costales
(67 of 94) A large fledgling appears mesmerized by the camera.
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(68 of 94) Another view of the distant and beautiful Harrier.
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(69 of 94) These storks were nesting in a very tall tree inside of the Karlsruhe Zoo. I took this photo from partway up the hill in the center of the park.
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(70 of 94) The Great Tit is the most numerous bird in the parks of Karlsruhe and is related to the bird of yesterdays' posting. The Great is a little larger and bolder.
by Terry Costales
(71 of 94) This photo was taken from high on the hill in the center of the zoo. It shows the storks nest in context.
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(72 of 94) This prehistoric looking male Green Iguana appeared beautiful yet frightening.
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(73 of 94) I saw this osprey dive into the river and come up with a fish. Unfortunately the image is not sharp because the boat was moving fast, the bird was far away and flying fast. I'm glad I at least got
Western Grebe (571 views)
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(74 of 94) There were many Western Grebes on the lake. They were more wary of people than the ducks and kept their distance.
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(75 of 94) The red squirrels in Germany don't look like the squirrels here. Get a load of those ear tufts! This shot was back lit and little more than a silhouette, but it was the only close-up I got. So I
by Terry Costales
(76 of 94) Our guide Jaime was very excited to see these migratory Jabiru because they were a very rare sight. Jabiru are storks which stand four and a half feet tall. The ones we saw were sedate and seemed
by Terry Costales
(77 of 94) Mandarin ducks are very striking in appearance. At least the male, he looks like he's wearing a costume.
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(78 of 94) Here is a close up of yesterdays' subject.
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(79 of 94) There were many male and female Goldeneyes out on the lake that day. This is a very handsome male. Goldeneyes are closely related to Buffleheads and are also found in Scotland and Great Britain.
Anna's Hummingbird (649 views)
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(80 of 94) Yesterday in Palo Alto was chilly and grey for the most part. Fortunately the sun came out once in a while and highlighted this wonderful little bird while it fed.
by Terry Costales
(81 of 94) It's breeding season again for the Night Herons and Snowy Egrets. Here is a Heron settling a property dispute with his Egret neighbor.
Grey Heron (650 views)
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(82 of 94) The Grey Heron is the European version of our Great Blue Heron and quite plentiful in the city of Stuttgart. I saw this one in a large city park where I was lucky to get this in-flight shot. When
by Terry Costales
(83 of 94) On the bank was a gorgeous male basilisk. Observe from the color change that he was still shedding his skin.
by Terry Costales
(84 of 94) Anhingas look a lot like cormorants. They differ in that they have straight not hooked bills, longer tails and necks, and have silver-white markings on their wings. This was a female. A male would
by Terry Costales
(85 of 94) The male Bufflehead is a strikingly beautiful bird. There were several on the lake this summer-like day, having a good time diving to avoid the photographer.
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(86 of 94) This is a swimming bear in the new Grizzly Gulch exhibit at the zoo. The zoo acquired two female Montana bears that were about to be euthanized. They had become too used to humans and couldn't be
by Terry Costales
(87 of 94) I have seen many black-crowned night herons but this was the first yellow-crowned I'd ever seen. They reside in Costa Rica year round.
by Terry Costales
(88 of 94) While canoeing to a nearby lagoon, we happened upon a flock of little blue herons taking flight. I originally thought the white one was another species but later discovered it did belong in the
by Bryan Costales
(89 of 94) I had no camera that day in Union Square. So I became the director of the photo shoot. That means I said, "Honey, get a shot of that starling for me!" I'm not sure if I said please, but Bryan is
by Terry Costales
(90 of 94) This is a male Canvasback duck resting in the water. You can't see the long red neck in this photo but I like the pose anyway.
by Terry Costales
(91 of 94) This photo shows the ruffled feathers on the back and white feathers edging the wings of the Black Swan.
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(92 of 94) This photo was taken Sept 29, 2007. The Black Crowned Crane is an African bird and endangered by loss of habitat.
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(93 of 94) Amazing!! What a thrill!! Segways rock!
Butterfly (573 views)
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(94 of 94) The Hall of Butterflies (Schmetterlingshalle) was one of my favorite spots in the Zoo.
Flamingos (555 views)
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(1 of 94) Maybe I should have posted this on Valentines Day. It's either affection or defense of territory.
Green Heron (550 views)
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(2 of 94) Green herons are abundant in Costa Rica. We saw them on both coasts and in a preserve near the center of Costa Rica. It took me a while to remember their name however, because they are hardly green
Standard Poodle (505 views)
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(3 of 94) Beautiful poodle with a decent haircut and a colorful back.
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(4 of 94) Here is a shot of the male from yesterday's posting which shows the unusual feather formation over his back.
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(5 of 94) This is the nest I referred to in my last blog.
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(6 of 94) Although a large and very stately bird, this is actually the smallest variety of crane.
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(7 of 94) Up close and personal with a curious ostrich.
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(8 of 94) The mangrove tour's pilot and guide were very supportive of our photographic efforts. This little bird either flew away as soon as the boat moved close, or hid invisibly in the bushes. Nearr the
Butterfly (529 views)
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(9 of 94) A rare opportunity to see and photograph these colorful creatures. Butterfly in German is Schmetterling.
Mourning Dove (557 views)
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(10 of 94) The shy Mourning Dove reveals some lovely colors.
Bufflehead (598 views)
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(11 of 94) This is a photo of a female Bufflehead. She definitely has a quieter look than her handsome but flashy mate.
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(12 of 94) You only need to glimpse the bill of this bird to know exactly why it is called boat-billed.
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(13 of 94) There is a large breeding colony of Western Gulls on the island which is fenced in for their protection. There were a couple of chicks near us and my husband was able to get their photo.
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(14 of 94) I observed this female oriole as it fed and then flew into its nearby nest. It would remain in its nest a few minutes, then fly out again. The nest would have been invisible if not for the white
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(15 of 94) This poor Caiman probably wished he was invisible. As the boat came closer, he slowly moved from exposure on the mud bank and into the welcoming murky water.
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(16 of 94) Unlike yesterday's bright green plumed basilisk, this brown one has a yellow stripe. Here the male shows off his crest.