Costa Rica Birds – Tanagers

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. 

Costa Rica Birds – Tanagers

Rose-ringed Parakeet

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.

Rose-ringed Parakeet

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. 

Red-wattled Lapwing Stepping Up
Red-wattled Lapwing Balanced

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.

Facing Away
Bird Silhouette
Indian Black Ibis

Prothonotary Warbler

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.

Prothonotary Warbler
Looking Up

Bewick’s Swan

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

Swan on Abstract Water Ripples