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Posts Tagged "Birds of Costa Rica"

Tanager Trifecta

Posted on Apr 3, 2015

Tanager Trifecta

On Sean’s last trip to Costa Rica one of his main goals was attempting to photograph what he dubbed the “Tanager Trifecta”: the Speckled Tanager (Tangara guttata), Emerald Tanager (Tangara florida), and the Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala). All three species are typically found above 500 meters in elevation, often seen foraging in mixed species flocks on the edge of forest habitat, which are the exact conditions that Rara Avis’ main base camp clearing offers. They are also all featured on the same page in the Birds of Costa Rica guide, each with their own unique plumage...

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