Costa Rica, 27 March 2014. After crossing high mountains, we had arrived in San Gerardo de Dota yesterday. Still rather high in the mountains, with plants and animals corresponding to that.
Early in the morning, a blue-grey tanager.
A rufous-collared sparrow on the ground.
And a female volcano hummingbird. A small species, even for a hummingbird.
A female long-tailed silky flycatcher.
An acorn woodpecker cleaning its feathers in a treetop.
A male green-crowned brilliant hummingbird on a branch.
A collared redstart (also called whitestart, as it has white in its tail feathers as well).
An emerald toucanet. It has good mimicry colours among the foliage.
In the forest, a group of spotted wood-quail. Not as shy as one might expect.
We are on our way to a tree with a resplendent quetzal nest. So, stay tuned!
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