3 February 2014

Travels chapter 2 - Monteverde & Arenal

Chapter 2 of the wonderous, marvelfull adventures of the Goddens + Charlie: Monteverde & Arenal. This is where the bird-watching really started to pick up pace with a rare sighting of the Resplendent Quetzal and a bewildering array of hummingbirds.

A Resplendent Quetzal shows off irredescent turquoise feathers in the Caribbean wind blowing through Monteverde

Female Purple-throated Mountain Gem
Male Purple-throated Mountain Gem
Female Green-crowned Brilliant

Green Violetears compete with a Brilliant

White-nosed Coati

A tiny Bananaquit perches behind a hibiscus flower
The strange looking Montezuma Oropendola

Normally nocturnal, this Olingo was seen in the day coming down to steal sugar-water from hummingbird feeders
This stick insect decided that looking like a stick just wasn't good enough in the dangerous jungle and has added moss to complete the illusion
The Side-striped palm-pitviper - confined to just the mountains of Costa Rica and Western Panama

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