Incredibly, well over 900 species of birds have been seen in Costa Rica. Many look exotic and even better, many are common and easy to see! Some of the more beautiful of those exotic Costa Rica birds are the tanagers. Small and brightly colored, they frequent a wide array of habitats and several can be seen in hotel gardens as they feed in fruiting trees and bushes.
Category Archives: Birds
Costa Rica Birds – Tovi Parakeet
The orange-chinned parakeet seen in Costa Rica, also known as the Tovi parakeet, is a small mainly green parrot and some of the wing feathers are brown/bronze.
Costa Rica Birds – Feeding Frenzy
A resort we stayed at in Costa Rica put out fresh fruit each morning attracting local, colorful, birds. It was a sight to watch the feeding frenzy.
The rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri), also known as the ring-necked parakeet (more commonly known as the Indian ringneck parrot), is a medium-sized parrot. This is one of the few parrot species that have successfully adapted to living in disturbed habitats; it has withstood the onslaught of urbanization and deforestation. Spotted these parrots at a birdfeeder in Kayavarohan, Gujarat, India.
A Red-wattled Lapwing
Spotted a red-wattled lapwing at our resort in Gujarat, India. The red-wattled lapwing is an Asian lapwing or large plover, a wader in the family Charadriidae. Like other lapwings they are ground birds that are incapable of perching.
Early Morning Reflections
The early morning sun casts a golden glow on the bird reflections at a pond in our resort in Gujarat, India
Tadoba – Birds
The existence of River Andhari inside the Tadoba National Park in India gives way to a wide diversity of water birds, and raptors. There are approximately 195 species of birds that have been recorded in the park, including three endangered species, including the grey-headed fish eagle, the crested serpent eagle, and the changeable hawk-eagle. Not a big bird watcher, but captured some bird images in the park.
Images in Fog – Canada Geese
Canada Geese gather and swim around in fog at Bass Lake, North Carolina
Captured this heron far from the boardwalk at Audubon Center at Beidler Forest, South Carolina.
This Prothonotary warbler looks like a bit of spring sunlight with its golden-yellow head and breast set off by blue-gray wings. “Prothonotary” refers to clerks in the Roman Catholic Church, whose robes were bright yellow. To a Prothonotary Warbler, a great breeding habitat features dead snags and trees full of holes, always near water—whether rivers, swamps, or bottomland forests. The Audubon Center at Beidler Forest, South Carolina is home to numerous Prothonotary warblers.
The Bewick’s Swan is a sub-species of the native Tundra Swan seen in North America. The Bewick’s swan is much smaller and has a shorter and straighter neck than the whooper and mute swan. The yellow shape on its beak is like a blob of butter, while a whooper swan’s seems like a wedge of cheese.
Here is Bewick’s Swan on abstract water ripples at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
Swans swimming in water with ripples creates interesting reflections at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
Unlike ducks in yesterday’s post, these swans are swimming away from each other at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
Swimming in Tandem
Two ducks swimming in tandem at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
Whooper Swan Midst Abstract Water
A Whooper Swan framed by abstract water formations swims at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter, SC
Whooper Swan Portrait
Close-up of a Whooper Swan at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumpter, South Carolina. A distinctive feature is that its black bill has a large triangular patch of yellow on it.
Whooper Swan with a Bite
The Whooper Swan, also known as the common swan, pronounced hooper swan, is a large northern hemisphere swan. It is the Eurasian counterpart of the North American trumpeter swan.
Here is a whooper swan with a little bite at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC
Swan Lake Companions
A swan and turtles coexist at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina
Resting or Preening
Is this swan resting or preening at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, South Carolina?
Mesmerized by the Reflections
It almost seems like this Mute Swan is mesmerized by the abstract reflections at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, SC