2012
Animalblog by Terry Costales

The daily animal world as seen by Terry Costales shots from all over Nicaragua.
20120321_Turkey_Vulture_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0664.jpg

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
(1 of 66) (20668 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Wednesday 21 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 11:00:05 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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A Turkey Vulture soared overhead and close enough to see many details. external link


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20120102_Tree_Dragon__Mombacho_Volcano_Nicaragua_TC1_0158.jpg

Tree Dragon (Dracaena mombachonius)
(2 of 66) (20400 views)

Mombacho volcano, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 2 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:53:21 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)
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This tree appeared threatening but kept its distance as we passed by.


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20120103_Spanish_Flag_Orchid_Mombacho_Volcano_Nicaragua_TC1_0180.jpg

Spanish Flag Orchid (Epidendrum radicans)
(3 of 66) (20601 views)

Spanish Flag Orchid external link
Mombacho Volcano, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 3 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 11:33:49 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)
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Kaela takes a photo of the orchid locally called Spanish Flag. external link


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20120104_Purple_Orchid_Mombacho_Volcano_Nicaragua_TC1_0196.jpg

Purple Orchid (sobralia macrantha)
(4 of 66) (20569 views)

Mombacho Volcano, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Wednesday 4 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 11:42:29 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)
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There were many of these beautiful orchids growing at the top of the volcano. external link


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20120105_Yellow_Warbler_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0215.jpg

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica aestiva)
(5 of 66) (20476 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 5 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 06:41:27 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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A yellow warbler early in the morning catching insects on the hotel roof. external link


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20120106_Great_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0280.jpg

Great Egret (Ardea alba)
(6 of 66) (22611 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Friday 6 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:03:29 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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A Great Egret strutted by a small flock of Black Vultures on the beach. external link


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20120107_Nicaraguan_Grackle_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0280.jpg

Nicaraguan Grackle (Quiscalus nicaraguensis)
(7 of 66) (21070 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Saturday 7 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:03:29 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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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


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20120108_Black_Vulture_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0244.jpg

Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
(8 of 66) (20456 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Sunday 8 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 07:59:02 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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A close-up of one of the black vultures on the beach. external link


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20120110_Magnificent_Frigatebird_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0252.jpg

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
(9 of 66) (20575 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 10 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:00:37 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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The white head identifies this magnificent frigatebird as a juvenile. The head becomes all black as it matures. external link


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20120112_Osprey_Fishing_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0314.jpg

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
(10 of 66) (20480 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 12 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:24:17 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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The osprey found the fishing good that day. external link


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20120113_Turkey_Vulture_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0283.jpg

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
(11 of 66) (20405 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Friday 13 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:03:49 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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A Turkey Vulture external link taking a morning stroll on the beach.


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20120114_Great_Kiskadee_Mangroves_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0329.jpg

Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
(12 of 66) (20408 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Saturday 14 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:59:22 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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In León we saw Kiskadees external link on the roofs of buildings but I was happier to see one perched in the mangroves.


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20120115_Mangrove_Swallow_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0343.jpg

Mangove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)
(13 of 66) (20537 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Sunday 15 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:59:22 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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This Mangrove Swallow external link was nicely posed for me as our boat went by.


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20120116_Snowy_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0288.jpg

Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
(14 of 66) (20434 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 16 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:04:17 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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A snowy egret external link walking the beach with a black vulture in the background.


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20120117_Tricolored_Heron_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0294.jpg

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
(15 of 66) (20421 views)

León, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 17 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:10:02 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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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


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20120118_Tricolored_Heron_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0309.jpg

Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
(16 of 66) (20482 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Wednesday 18 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:16:32 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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A Tricolored Heron with its neck held in the usual shape, unlike the one seen minutes earlier. internal link


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20120119_Turkey_Vulture_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0300.jpg

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
(17 of 66) (20402 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 19 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:15:53 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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This turkey vulture perched on a dead tree was like a scene right out of an old western.


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20120120_Wood_Stork_Underneath_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0347.jpg

Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
(18 of 66) (20471 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Friday 20 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:11:25 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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The Wood Stork external link appeared all white when on the ground but in flight you could see its black markings.


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20120121_Great_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0356.jpg

Great Egret (Ardea alba)
(19 of 66) (22679 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Saturday 21 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:20:56 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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When I was in Nicaragua, this egret posed against the blue sky reminded me of California. external link


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20120122_Spotted_Sandpiper_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0358.jpg

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
(20 of 66) (20505 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Sunday 22 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:23:02 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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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.


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20120123_Great_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0280.jpg

Great Egret (Ardea alba)
(21 of 66) (22880 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 23 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:03:29 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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A Great Egret takes flight. external link


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20120124_Blue_Tailed_Lizard_Skink_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0379.jpg

Blue Tailed Lizard (Skink?)
(22 of 66) (21129 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 24 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:53:18 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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There were many of these small blue-tailed lizards near the beach but I don't know what they are called.


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20120125_Pair_Of_Greater_Yellowlegs_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0419.jpg

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
(23 of 66) (20468 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Wednesday 25 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:43:41 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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Two Greater Yellowlegs external link strode along the beach.


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20120126_Whimbrel_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0391.jpg

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
(24 of 66) (20453 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 26 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:36:46 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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The whimbrel external link


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20120127_Magnificent_Frigatebird_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0252.jpg

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
(25 of 66) (20444 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Friday 27 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 11:22:50 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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The male Magnificent Frigatebird is solid black, unlike the juvenile shown earlier internal link.


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20120128_Great_Egret_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0280.jpg

Great Egret (Ardea alba)
(26 of 66) (22658 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Saturday 28 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:30:57 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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The sunlight illuminates the musculature of the egret. external link


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20120130_Greater_Yellowlegs_Leon_Nicaragua_TC1_0419.jpg

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
(27 of 66) (20572 views)

Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 30 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:43:32 Thursday 17 November, 2011)
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Several Greater Yellowlegs strutted their stuff.


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20120131_Ash-Throated_Fycatcher_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0496.jpg

Ash-throated Flycatcher(Myiarchus cinerascens)
(28 of 66) (20238 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 31 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 06:12:47 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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This flycatcher was very active and vocal. external link


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20120202_Nicaraguan_Squirrel_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0521.jpg

Squirrel
(29 of 66) (20467 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 2 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 06:12:47 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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The squirrels inhabiting the island were very charming.


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20120203_White-throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0525.jpg

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(30 of 66) (20432 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
(Photo posted Friday 3 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 06:49:14 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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The jay was feeding in the early morning sun. external link


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20120204_White-Throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0526.jpg

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(31 of 66) (20399 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
(Photo posted Saturday 4 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 06:46:36 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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Another Magpie Jay waiting for handouts at breakfast.


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20120205_Mangrove_Cuckoo_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_Nicaragua_TC1_0576.jpg

Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
(32 of 66) (20386 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Sunday 5 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:40:18 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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This was the first cuckoo I had ever seen. Its call is not the classic "cuckoo" sound external link we associate with the clocks.


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20120206_Domestic_Pig_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0601.jpg

Domestic Pig
(33 of 66) (23843 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 6 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 010:10:46 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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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


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20120207_Iguana_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_Nicaragua_TC1_0617.jpg

Iguana
(34 of 66) (20409 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 7 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:29:48 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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An Iguana watched us warily as he was warming up on top of a boulder.


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20120209_Ash-throated_Flycatcher_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0496.jpg

Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
(35 of 66) (20379 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 9 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 06:21:58 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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A flycatcher on barbed wire is a stark contrast.


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20120210_White-throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0523.jpg

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(36 of 66) (20477 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
(Photo posted Friday 10 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 06:47:50 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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A magpie-jay looking gorgeous in the morning sun.


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20120211_Juvenile_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0541.jpg

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(37 of 66) (20863 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
(Photo posted Saturday 11 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 07:19:54 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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A juvenile magpie jay attempting to land on a lamp on a breezy morning.


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20120213_White-Throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0544.jpg

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(38 of 66) (20415 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 13 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 07:20:09 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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The juvenile managed to finally land that windy morning. internal link


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20120214_Another_White-throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0547.jpg

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(39 of 66) (21174 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 14 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 07:21:29 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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Another Magpie Jay visiting the breakfast table.


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20120219_White-Throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0553.jpg

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(40 of 66) (20660 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
(Photo posted Sunday 19 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 07:36:31 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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The table is set with napkins, utensils, condiments and Magpie Jays.


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20120221_White-throated_Magpie_Jay_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0679.jpg

White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
(41 of 66) (20598 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 21 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 12:12:00 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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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.


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20120227_Mangrove_Cuckoo_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0577.jpg

Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
(42 of 66) (20546 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 27 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:40:27 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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Another shot of the Mangrove Cuckoo.


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20120228_Yellow_Flower_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0564.jpg

Yellow Flower
(43 of 66) (20559 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 28 February, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:24:29 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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A beautiful yellow flower grew on the island.


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20120305_Mangrove_Cuckoo_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_Nicaragua_TC1_0586.jpg

Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
(44 of 66) (21125 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 5 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:42:35 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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Another shot of the Mangrove Cuckoo


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20120306_Hoffmans_Woodpecker_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0588.jpg

Hoffman's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
(45 of 66) (20331 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Tuesday 6 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:46:50 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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Not a close shot as the lovely Hoffman's Woodpecker was very high up in the tree.


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20120307_Hoffmans_Woodpecker_Ometgepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0588.jpg

Hoffman's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
(46 of 66) (20344 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Wednesday 7 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:47:41 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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The back of a Hoffman's Woodpecker.


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20120314_Inca_Dove_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0596.jpg

Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
(47 of 66) (20454 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Wednesday 14 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:09:37 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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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


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20120315_Inca_Dove_Ometepe_Island_Lake_Nicaragua_TC1_0596.jpg

Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
(48 of 66) (20715 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 15 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:10:27 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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The same Inca Doves from yesterday's posting.


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20120319_Fulvous_Whistling_Duck_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0622.jpg

Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
(49 of 66) (20666 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 19 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:45:14 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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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


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20120101_Yellow_Warbler_Mombacho_Volcano_Nicaragua_TC1_0145.jpg

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica aestiva)
(50 of 66) (21785 views)

Mombacho volcano internal link Nicaragua
(Photo posted Sunday 1 January, 2012)
(Photo taken 09:38:27 Tuesday 15 November, 2011)
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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


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20120322_Fulvous_Whistling_Duck_Ometepe_Island_Nicaragua_TC1_0643.jpg

Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
(51 of 66) (20411 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 22 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:45:14 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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A closer shot of the tree roosting Fulvous Whistling Duck. internal link


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Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
(52 of 66) (20422 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 26 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 11:00:11 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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A black vulture flying low enough to clearly see the differences between the black and turkey vultures. internal link


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Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
(53 of 66) (20366 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Wednesday 28 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:46:18 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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Another whistling duck in a tree.


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White Cow
(54 of 66) (20497 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 29 March, 2012)
(Photo taken 01:38:24 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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There is no end of lush pasture for the local cattle.


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Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
(55 of 66) (20430 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 5 April, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:49:51 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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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.


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Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
(56 of 66) (20337 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 9 April, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:52:47 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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This was as close as I could get before the pauraque took flight.


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Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
(57 of 66) (20659 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Wednesday 11 April, 2012)
(Photo taken 11:03:23 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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One of the largest birds we saw was this Tiger Heron. external link


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Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
(58 of 66) (20425 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 19 April, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:56:44 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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An immature Green Heron perched on a branch. external link


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Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
(59 of 66) (20508 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 3 May, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:42:48 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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A handsome Great Kiskadee perched on a banana leaf. external link


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Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
(60 of 66) (20444 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 7 May, 2012)
(Photo taken 11:04:29 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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The Tiger Heron stretched out its neck to an amazing length. external link


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White Cow
(61 of 66) (20433 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Wednesday 9 May, 2012)
(Photo taken 01:38:24 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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Another white cow grazing peacefully.


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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
(62 of 66) (20619 views)

Rincon Hill Dogpark, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Monday 14 May, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:32:37 Thursday 4 April, 2012)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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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


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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
(63 of 66) (20425 views)

Rincon Hill Dogpark, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 16 May, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:57:34 Thursday 4 April, 2012)
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The large Red-tailed Hawk perched high on the pine tree with the Bay Bridge foundation as a backdrop. external link


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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
(64 of 66) (20415 views)

Rincon Hill Dogpark, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Thursday 17 May, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:32:25 Thursday 4 April, 2012)
© 2012 Terry Costales
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A close-up of the Anna's Hummingbird posted on Monday. internal link


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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
(65 of 66) (20458 views)

Rincon Hill Dogpark, San Francisco, California
(Photo posted Thursday 31 May, 2012)
(Photo taken 08:57:34 Thursday 4 April, 2012)
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Another shot of one of the hawks residing at Rincon Hill Dogpark.


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Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata)
(66 of 66) (20328 views)

Ometepe Island, Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Thursday 5 July, 2012)
(Photo taken 10:38:59 Saturday 19 November, 2011)
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As we walked around Charco Verde we came across a large troop of Howler Monkeys. external link


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