Double-toothed kite, manakins and tanagers in Costa Rica


Double-toothed kite, 24 March 2014

After the morning of 24 March 2014 in Carara national park in Costa Rica came the afternoon, in a different part of the forest there. This double-toothed kite sat on a tree.

Later, dot-winged antwrens in a tree.

White-whiskered puffbird, 24 March 2014

A white-whiskered puffbird.

Then, we arrived at a stream. Good for seeing birds bathing. Not good for making good photos, as it was dark under the forest cover.

Red-capped manakin female, 24 March 2014

A female red-capped manakin was there.

Red-capped manakin female in stream, 24 March 2014

Red-capped manakin male in stream, 24 March 2014

So were males.

Red-capped manakin male on branch, 24 March 2014

Male red-capped manakins are famous for doing the “moonwalk” during courtship, as this video shows.

The video says about itself:

World’s Weirdest – Birds “Moonwalk” to Impress the Ladies

Move over, James Brown. When looking for a mate, the male red-capped manakin snaps his wings and dances on a branch to catch a female’s eye.

There was also a sulphur-rumped flycatcher at the “bird bath” in the stream.

Chestnut-sided warbler male in stream, 24 March 2014

And chestnut-sided warblers.

Blue-crowned manakin male, 24 March 2014

A blue-crowned manakin male.

Bay-headed tanager, 24 March 2014

And a bay-headed tanager.

Stay tuned for the report about walking back in the forest.

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4 thoughts on “Double-toothed kite, manakins and tanagers in Costa Rica

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