Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant

Just one photo from Costa Rica today, though I have lots. Long days, lots of birds, and many other cool critters have made this a good tour.

Today we birded La Selva Biological Station, seeing over 100 species of birds, most of them along less than 3 miles of trails. One was this Black-capped Pygmy-Tyrant, one of the smallest passerines in the world at 6.5 cm. It was carrying food to a nest, a messy sock of fibers hanging below a philodendron leaf about 4 meters above the trail.

We have two more days left in the tour, and maybe I'll find time to post a few more photos from the past days.

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