2012, Animalblog by Terry Costales

Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
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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
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Tree Dragon (Dracaena mombachonius)
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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
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Spanish Flag Orchid (Epidendrum radicans)
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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
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Purple Orchid (sobralia macrantha)
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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
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Yellow Warbler (Dendroica aestiva)
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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
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Great Egret (Ardea alba)
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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
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Nicaraguan Grackle (Quiscalus nicaraguensis)
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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


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
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Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
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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
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Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
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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
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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
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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
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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
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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
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Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
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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.


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
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Mangove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea)
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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
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Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
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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
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Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
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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


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
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Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor)
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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
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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
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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
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Wood Stork (Mycteria americana)
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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.


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
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Great Egret (Ardea alba)
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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
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Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia)
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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.


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
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Great Egret (Ardea alba)
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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
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Blue Tailed Lizard (Skink?)
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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.


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
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Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
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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
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Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
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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
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Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
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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
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Great Egret (Ardea alba)
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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
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Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
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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
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Ash-throated Flycatcher(Myiarchus cinerascens)
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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
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Squirrel
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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
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White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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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
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White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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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
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Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
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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.


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
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Domestic Pig
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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


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
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Iguana
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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
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Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens)
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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
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White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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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
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White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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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
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White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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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
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White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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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
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White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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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
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White-throated Magpie Jay (Calocitta formosa)
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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.


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
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Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
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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
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Yellow Flower
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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
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Mangrove Cuckoo (Coccyzus minor)
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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
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Hoffman's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
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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
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Hoffman's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
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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
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Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
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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


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
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Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
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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
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Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
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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


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
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Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
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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
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Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
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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
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Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
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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
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Fulvous Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
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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
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White Cow
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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
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Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
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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.


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
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Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
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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
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Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
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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
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Yellow Warbler (Dendroica aestiva)
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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


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
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Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
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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
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Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
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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
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White Cow
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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
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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
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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


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
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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
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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


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
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Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna)
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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
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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
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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
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Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata)
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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
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