Journey to the south: Durika Grasslands and the Osa
|Screenshot low temperature|
|Frost on Tres de Junio, Cerro de la Muerte|
I also had the opportunity to see my first male White-crested Coquette on a Gallinazo tree full of yellow blossoms at the side of the road before getting to San Isidro del General, a good looking male with the tip of his gorget feathers flared.
On the first night in Buenos Aires we drove up the road that leads to the Durika Indigenous reserve, looking for one my target birds, White-tailed Nightjar, which we found successfully, long views in the scope catching every field mark: Buffy nuchal collar, white throat, white moustachial stripes and of course the clear white lateral feathers on tail.
|White-tailed Nightjar Hydropsalis cayennensis. Durika Grassland|
|Scaled Pigeon Patagioenas speciosa, Durika Grassland|
|Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus|
Guanacaste from Buenos Aires, Puntarenas
|Female and Male Yellow-billed Cotinga|
Carpodectes antoniae. Rincón de Osa.
Buteo nitidus. Golfito.
|Black-necked Stilt. Himantopus mexicanus. Wetland on sugar cane plantations on Golfito.|
|Female Red-rumped Woodpecker. Veniliornis kirkii. La Gamba, Osa.|
|Fiery-billed Araçari. Pteroglossus frantzii. Durika Grassland.|