2012, Animalblog by Terry Costales

Tree Dragon (Dracaena mombachonius)
(1 of 66) (35502 views)

20120102_Tree_Dragon__Mombacho_Volcano_Nicaragua_TC1_0158.jpg

This tree appeared threatening but kept its distance as we passed by.


Mombacho volcano, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 2 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:53:21 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0158
add a comment or report a mistake

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica aestiva)
(2 of 66) (37633 views)

20120101_Yellow_Warbler_Mombacho_Volcano_Nicaragua_TC1_0145.jpg

Yellow Warblers were seen by us everywhere we visited in Nicaragua. This one had his back to me but I love the composition of the photo. Not every good bird picture is a good picture of the bird. external link


Mombacho volcano internal link Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 1 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:38:27 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0145
add a comment or report a mistake

Spanish Flag Orchid (Epidendrum radicans)
(3 of 66) (35681 views)

20120103_Spanish_Flag_Orchid_Mombacho_Volcano_Nicaragua_TC1_0180.jpg

Kaela takes a photo of the orchid locally called Spanish Flag. external link


Spanish Flag Orchid external link   •  Mombacho Volcano, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 3 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:33:49 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0180
add a comment or report a mistake

Purple Orchid (sobralia macrantha)
(4 of 66) (35669 views)

20120104_Purple_Orchid_Mombacho_Volcano_Nicaragua_TC1_0196.jpg

There were many of these beautiful orchids growing at the top of the volcano. external link


Mombacho Volcano, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 4 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:42:29 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0196
add a comment or report a mistake

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica aestiva)
(5 of 66) (35584 views)

20120105_Yellow_Warbler_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0215.jpg

A yellow warbler early in the morning catching insects on the hotel roof. external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 5 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:41:27 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0215
add a comment or report a mistake

Great Egret (Ardea alba)
(6 of 66) (39051 views)

20120106_Great_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0280.jpg

A Great Egret strutted by a small flock of Black Vultures on the beach. external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Friday 6 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:03:29 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0280
add a comment or report a mistake

Nicaraguan Grackle (Quiscalus nicaraguensis)
(7 of 66) (36202 views)

20120107_Nicaraguan_Grackle_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0280.jpg

There were these grackles in every town and city we visited. This one was on the roof of a building across from our hotel. external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:03:29 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0280
add a comment or report a mistake

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
(8 of 66) (35570 views)

20120108_Black_Vulture_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0244.jpg

A close-up of one of the black vultures on the beach. external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 8 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 07:59:02 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0244
add a comment or report a mistake

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
(9 of 66) (35815 views)

20120110_Magnificent_Frigatebird_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0252.jpg

The white head identifies this magnificent frigatebird as a juvenile. The head becomes all black as it matures. external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 10 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:00:37 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0252
add a comment or report a mistake

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
(10 of 66) (35566 views)

20120112_Osprey_Fishing_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0314.jpg

The osprey found the fishing good that day. external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 12 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:24:17 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0314
add a comment or report a mistake

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
(11 of 66) (35519 views)

20120113_Turkey_Vulture_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0283.jpg

A Turkey Vulture external link taking a morning stroll on the beach.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Friday 13 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:03:49 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0283
add a comment or report a mistake

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
(12 of 66) (35482 views)

20120114_Great_Kiskadee_Mangroves_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0329.jpg

In León we saw Kiskadees external link on the roofs of buildings but I was happier to see one perched in the mangroves.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 14 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:59:22 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0329
add a comment or report a mistake

Mangove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)
(13 of 66) (35631 views)

20120115_Mangrove_Swallow_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0343.jpg

This Mangrove Swallow external link was nicely posed for me as our boat went by.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 15 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:59:22 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0343
add a comment or report a mistake

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
(14 of 66) (35518 views)

20120116_Snowy_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0288.jpg

A snowy egret external link walking the beach with a black vulture in the background.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 16 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:04:17 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0288
add a comment or report a mistake

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
(15 of 66) (35507 views)

20120117_Tricolored_Heron_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0294.jpg

This heron had it's neck completely extended vertically. It was watching our boat pass and looked ready to flee if we came any closer. Usually you see the neck drawn back in a casual "ess" shape so you don't realize how very, very long it really is. external link


León, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 17 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:10:02 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0294
add a comment or report a mistake

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
(16 of 66) (35608 views)

20120118_Tricolored_Heron_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0309.jpg

A Tricolored Heron with its neck held in the usual shape, unlike the one seen minutes earlier. internal link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 18 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:16:32 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0309
add a comment or report a mistake

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
(17 of 66) (35532 views)

20120119_Turkey_Vulture_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0300.jpg

This turkey vulture perched on a dead tree was like a scene right out of an old western.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:15:53 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0300
add a comment or report a mistake

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
(18 of 66) (35569 views)

20120120_Wood_Stork_Underneath_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0347.jpg

The Wood Stork external link appeared all white when on the ground but in flight you could see its black markings.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Friday 20 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:11:25 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0347
add a comment or report a mistake

Great Egret (Ardea alba)
(19 of 66) (39065 views)

20120121_Great_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0356.jpg

When I was in Nicaragua, this egret posed against the blue sky reminded me of California. external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 21 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:20:56 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0356
add a comment or report a mistake

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
(20 of 66) (35639 views)

20120122_Spotted_Sandpiper_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0358.jpg

It was odd for me to see a wading bird exploring the mangrove roots. The Spotted Sandpiper external link is usually seen walking the ocean shore. I felt certain his presence on mangrove roots was perfectly natural.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 22 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:23:02 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0358
add a comment or report a mistake

Great Egret (Ardea alba)
(21 of 66) (39290 views)

20120123_Great_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0280.jpg

A Great Egret takes flight. external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 23 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:03:29 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0280
add a comment or report a mistake

Blue Tailed Lizard (Skink?)
(22 of 66) (36241 views)

20120124_Blue_Tailed_Lizard_Skink_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0379.jpg

There were many of these small blue-tailed lizards near the beach but I don't know what they are called.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 24 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:53:18 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0379
add a comment or report a mistake

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
(23 of 66) (35564 views)

20120125_Pair_Of_Greater_Yellowlegs_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0419.jpg

Two Greater Yellowlegs external link strode along the beach.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 25 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:43:41 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0419
add a comment or report a mistake

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
(24 of 66) (35525 views)

20120126_Whimbrel_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0391.jpg

The whimbrel external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 26 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:36:46 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0391
add a comment or report a mistake

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
(25 of 66) (35568 views)

20120127_Magnificent_Frigatebird_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0252.jpg

The male Magnificent Frigatebird is solid black, unlike the juvenile shown earlier internal link.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Friday 27 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:22:50 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0252
add a comment or report a mistake

Great Egret (Ardea alba)
(26 of 66) (39064 views)

20120128_Great_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0280.jpg

The sunlight illuminates the musculature of the egret. external link


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 28 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:30:57 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0280
add a comment or report a mistake

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
(27 of 66) (35744 views)

20120130_Greater_Yellowlegs_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0419.jpg

Several Greater Yellowlegs strutted their stuff.


Leon, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 30 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:43:32 Thursday 17 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0419
add a comment or report a mistake

Ash-throated Flycatcher(Myiarchus cinerascens)
(28 of 66) (35234 views)

20120131_Ash-Throated_Fycatcher_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0496.jpg

This flycatcher was very active and vocal. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 31 January, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:12:47 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0496
add a comment or report a mistake

Squirrel
(29 of 66) (35591 views)

20120202_Nicaraguan_Squirrel_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0521.jpg

The squirrels inhabiting the island were very charming.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 2 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:12:47 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0521
add a comment or report a mistake

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(30 of 66) (35494 views)

20120203_White-throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0525.jpg

The jay was feeding in the early morning sun. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Friday 3 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:49:14 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0525
add a comment or report a mistake

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(31 of 66) (35483 views)

20120204_White-Throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0526.jpg

Another Magpie Jay waiting for handouts at breakfast.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 4 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:46:36 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0526
add a comment or report a mistake

Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
(32 of 66) (35472 views)

20120205_Mangrove_Cuckoo_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_Nicaragua_TC1_0576.jpg

This was the first cuckoo I had ever seen. Its call is not the classic "cuckoo" sound external link we associate with the clocks.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 5 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:40:18 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0576
add a comment or report a mistake

Domestic Pig
(33 of 66) (40031 views)

20120206_Domestic_Pig_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0601.jpg

On our birding walk we came across some domestic pigs. The guide called to them in the Nicaraguan way which you can see in this video link. internal link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 6 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 010:10:46 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0601
add a comment or report a mistake

Iguana
(34 of 66) (35533 views)

20120207_Iguana_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_Nicaragua_TC1_0617.jpg

An Iguana watched us warily as he was warming up on top of a boulder.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 7 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:29:48 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0617
add a comment or report a mistake

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
(35 of 66) (35453 views)

20120209_Ash-throated_Flycatcher_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0496.jpg

A flycatcher on barbed wire is a stark contrast.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 9 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:21:58 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0496
add a comment or report a mistake

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(36 of 66) (35535 views)

20120210_White-throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0523.jpg

A magpie-jay looking gorgeous in the morning sun.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Friday 10 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 06:47:50 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0523
add a comment or report a mistake

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(37 of 66) (36059 views)

20120211_Juvenile_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0541.jpg

A juvenile magpie jay attempting to land on a lamp on a breezy morning.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Saturday 11 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 07:19:54 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0541
add a comment or report a mistake

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(38 of 66) (35545 views)

20120213_White-Throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0544.jpg

The juvenile managed to finally land that windy morning. internal link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 13 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 07:20:09 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0544
add a comment or report a mistake

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(39 of 66) (36264 views)

20120214_Another_White-throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0547.jpg

Another Magpie Jay visiting the breakfast table.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 14 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 07:21:29 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0547
add a comment or report a mistake

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(40 of 66) (35854 views)

20120219_White-Throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0553.jpg

The table is set with napkins, utensils, condiments and Magpie Jays.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Sunday 19 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 07:36:31 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0553
add a comment or report a mistake

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(41 of 66) (35678 views)

20120221_White-throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0679.jpg

Here are several Magpie Jays bathing in the green waters of the lagoon at Charco Verde. internal link A Great-tailed Grackle can partially be seen at the top of the photo.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 21 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:12:00 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0679
add a comment or report a mistake

Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
(42 of 66) (35714 views)

20120227_Mangrove_Cuckoo_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0577.jpg

Another shot of the Mangrove Cuckoo.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 27 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:40:27 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0577
add a comment or report a mistake

Yellow Flower
(43 of 66) (35641 views)

20120228_Yellow_Flower_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0564.jpg

A beautiful yellow flower grew on the island.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 28 February, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:24:29 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0564
add a comment or report a mistake

Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
(44 of 66) (36213 views)

20120305_Mangrove_Cuckoo_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_Nicaragua_TC1_0586.jpg

Another shot of the Mangrove Cuckoo


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 5 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:42:35 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0586
add a comment or report a mistake

Hoffman's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
(45 of 66) (35463 views)

20120306_Hoffmans_Woodpecker_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0588.jpg

Not a close shot as the lovely Hoffman's Woodpecker was very high up in the tree.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 6 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:46:50 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0588
add a comment or report a mistake

Hoffman's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
(46 of 66) (35476 views)

20120307_Hoffmans_Woodpecker_Ometgepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0588.jpg

The back of a Hoffman's Woodpecker.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 7 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 09:47:41 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0588
add a comment or report a mistake

Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
(47 of 66) (35542 views)

20120314_Inca_Dove_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0596.jpg

These lovely brown doves were seen many times on our walk. Most often on the paths, but these two were preening on a low branch. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 14 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:09:37 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0596
add a comment or report a mistake

Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
(48 of 66) (35807 views)

20120315_Inca_Dove_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0596.jpg

The same Inca Doves from yesterday's posting.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 15 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:10:27 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0596
add a comment or report a mistake

Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
(49 of 66) (35872 views)

20120319_Fulvous_Whistling_Duck_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0622.jpg

There were several of these Fulvous Whistling Ducks perched in a tree that was too far away to get a really good shot and we couldn't get closer because of a large marshy pond between us and the ducks. They probably liked it that way. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 19 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:45:14 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0622
add a comment or report a mistake

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
(50 of 66) (35870 views)

20120321_Turkey_Vulture_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0664.jpg

A Turkey Vulture soared overhead and close enough to see many details. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:00:05 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0664
add a comment or report a mistake

Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
(51 of 66) (35521 views)

20120322_Fulvous_Whistling_Duck_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0643.jpg

A closer shot of the tree roosting Fulvous Whistling Duck. internal link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 22 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:45:14 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0643
add a comment or report a mistake

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
(52 of 66) (35536 views)

20120326_Black_Vulture_Ometep_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0665.jpg

A black vulture flying low enough to clearly see the differences between the black and turkey vultures. internal link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 26 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:00:11 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0665
add a comment or report a mistake

Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
(53 of 66) (35464 views)

20120328_Fulvous_Whistling_Duck_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0629.jpg

Another whistling duck in a tree.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 28 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:46:18 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0629
add a comment or report a mistake

White Cow
(54 of 66) (35579 views)

20120329_White_Cow_Lush_Pasture_Omtepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0759.jpg

There is no end of lush pasture for the local cattle.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 29 March, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 01:38:24 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0759
add a comment or report a mistake

Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
(55 of 66) (35480 views)

20120405_Common_Pauraque_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0717.jpg

Our guide had amazing abilities to spot wildlife. How he ever saw this nightjar amidst the leaves of the jungle floor I'll never know.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 5 April, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:49:51 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0717
add a comment or report a mistake

Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
(56 of 66) (35425 views)

20120409_Common_Pauraque_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0726.jpg

This was as close as I could get before the pauraque took flight.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 9 April, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:52:47 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0726
add a comment or report a mistake

Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
(57 of 66) (35771 views)

20120411_Bare_Throated_Tiger_Heron_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0739.jpg

One of the largest birds we saw was this Tiger Heron. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 11 April, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:03:23 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0739
add a comment or report a mistake

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
(58 of 66) (35509 views)

20120419_Green_Heron_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0736.jpg

An immature Green Heron perched on a branch. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 19 April, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:56:44 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0736
add a comment or report a mistake

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
(59 of 66) (35598 views)

20120503_Great_Kiskadee_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0629.jpg

A handsome Great Kiskadee perched on a banana leaf. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 3 May, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:42:48 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0629
add a comment or report a mistake

Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
(60 of 66) (35562 views)

20120507_Bare-throated-Tiger_Heron_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0742.jpg

The Tiger Heron stretched out its neck to an amazing length. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Monday 7 May, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:29 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0742
add a comment or report a mistake

White Cow
(61 of 66) (35547 views)

20120509_White_Cow_Ometepe_Island_TC1_0769.jpg

Another white cow grazing peacefully.


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 9 May, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 01:38:24 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_0769
add a comment or report a mistake

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
(62 of 66) (35871 views)

20120514_Annas_Hummingbird_Rincon_Hill_Dog_Park_San_Francisco_TC1_1470.jpg

An Anna's Hummingbird posed nicely for the photographer. If the sunlight had hit its chin what appears black would've been a flaming red. external link


Rincon Hill Dogpark, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 14 May, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:32:37 Thursday 4 April, 2012)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_1470
add a comment or report a mistake

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
(63 of 66) (35505 views)

20120516_Red_Tailed_Hawk_Rincon_Hill_San_Francisco_TC1_1480.jpg

The large Red-tailed Hawk perched high on the pine tree with the Bay Bridge foundation as a backdrop. external link


Rincon Hill Dogpark, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 16 May, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:57:34 Thursday 4 April, 2012)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_1480
add a comment or report a mistake

Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
(64 of 66) (35525 views)

20120517_Annas_Hummingbird_Roncon_Dog_Park_San_Francisco_TC1_1467.jpg

A close-up of the Anna's Hummingbird posted on Monday. internal link


Rincon Hill Dogpark, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 17 May, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:32:25 Thursday 4 April, 2012)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_1467
add a comment or report a mistake

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
(65 of 66) (35538 views)

20120531_Red_Tailed_Hawk_Rincon_Hill_Dogpark_San_Francisco_TC1_1480.jpg

Another shot of one of the hawks residing at Rincon Hill Dogpark.


Rincon Hill Dogpark, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Thursday 31 May, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 08:57:34 Thursday 4 April, 2012)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #TC1_1480
add a comment or report a mistake

Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata)
(66 of 66) (35410 views)

20120705_103859_Howler_Monkeys_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1.jpg

As we walked around Charco Verde we came across a large troop of Howler Monkeys. external link


Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua   •  (Photo posted Thursday 5 July, 2012)   •  (Photo taken 10:38:59 Saturday 19 November, 2011)   •  © 2012 Terry Costales Creative Commons License #Nicaragua_TC1
add a comment or report a mistake

home contact topic guide top 25 photos video writing blogs upload terms privacy