These are definitely much better photos than the one I took. This specie also has eluded me from the beginning. I'm not sure if I still have time to go out and look for this elusive tanager. Thanks for sharing!
Last week, I went to Perez Zeledon and visited once again the the garden of famous bird book author, Dr. Alexander Skutch. This is the first time I visited the place since Ely and I went there last March. During the trip, I was happy to be able to capture the male and female of this Green Honeycreeper.
My Costa Rican friend Andres sent me an email this week and informed me that the weather in Perez Zeledon has been excellent lately. Andres is one of the staff that works in Los Cusingos.
I drove almost four hours just to get there but along the way there were rains and thick fogs. I arrived at the site at around 9AM and quickly set up my gears. Among the usual birds that can be seen there, I was happy to see and be able to photographed this beautiful Golden-naped Woodpecker, a new lifer for me.
Thank you Ely. It's been more than a year since I last saw those Masked Tityras and I was just happy to photograph the birds once again before I leave this country. Meanwhile, Your whole-body picture of the Blue-crowned Motmot is nice as it shows the racquet tail. Regards.
Nice harvest! Compare to raptors and water birds, these mountain gems are much more fun to photograph. For me, the picture of the Elegant Tit stood out. It is indeed quite impressive and nice to hear what Mr. Quisumbing has done to this place and to the people of Bangkong Kahoy.