This is a rufous-collared sparrow video. One of the bird species in Santo Domingo de Heredia in Costa Rica. An individual often sang, sitting on top of a bronze stork sculpture in the botanical garden. I fondly remember this species from Quito in Ecuador, a long time ago.
30 March 2014. After yesterday, our second full day in Santo Domingo de Heredia. And our last full day in Costa Rica.
A Montezuma oropendola feeding on a flower in a tree.
In the same tree, a Hoffmann’s woodpecker.
Male Baltimore orioles.
7:35: a white-winged dove.
Five minutes later: a summer tanager male.
There is a summer tanager female as well.
A blue-grey tanager builds its nest.
A buff-throated saltator sings.
An Inca dove.
10:38: a variegated squirrel feeding.
10:45 a female great-tailed grackle drinks at a bird bath.
A list of birds in this garden is here.
Stay tuned, as there will be more on birds and other subjects in Costa Rica on 30 March!
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