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Posts Tagged "Costa Rica"

Blue-throated Sapphire

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017

Blue-throated Sapphire

RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser remarks that gold seems to be a rare plumage in hummingbirds. This truly is a unique and special glimpse at the tail feathers of a Blue-throated Sapphire, previously known as the Blue-throated...

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Green-breasted Mangos Feeding

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017

Green-breasted Mangos Feeding

Here is a photo depicting, as RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser describes it, how crowded it can get around the watering hole, so to speak. With so many Green-breasted Mangos near his research station in Costa Rica it can be a little competitive for feeding sources, especially when you have juvenile males battling it out with adult males with females in the...

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Male Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis)

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

Male Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura similis)

Birds are not the only creatures that RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser was wrangling during his research trip to Costa Rica. With some help from Addison Keilty, here is a photo of a dinosaur – er, rather, a monster male Black Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura...

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Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) Female Feathers

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017

Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) Female Feathers

We showed you RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser’s look at the feathers of a male Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) hummingbird, and now here is the female. Exquisite! Much more to come from Costa...

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Green-breasted Mango Feathers

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017

Green-breasted Mango Feathers

RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser decided to take a closer look at the feathers of the hummingbirds he has been banding in Costa Rica. Here’s the dorsal and ventral view of the male Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax...

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