Mist netting in Costa Rica

Work is busy so I am going to throw some photos of birds at you as a distraction tactic while I run the other way.  These are old photos from a field ecology course I taught in Costa Rica a while ago, and I hope my photography has since improved.  If you like bird photos, you can also check out Birds of a Feather, among others.

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Wedge billed Woodcreeper (Glyphorynchus spirurus)

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A student with the bird

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A bird in the hand… (Garden Emerald (Chlorostilbon assimilis)), and the smallest bird I have ever held (I could feel her heart pounding in my hand)

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Red-capped manakin (Pipra mentalis)

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Sammy!

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Violet crowned woodnymph (Thalurania colombica)

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A student losing a hummingbird

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Blue-crowned manakin (Lepidothrix coronata)

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Two good looking birds!

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Blue throated golden tail (Hylocharis eliciae)

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Blue throated golden tail (Hylocharis eliciae)
(Looks like he is wearing lipstick!)

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We weigh these birds in bags, which I feel is much more dignified

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Ochre-bellied Flycatcher (Mionectes oleagineus)

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Well, don’t get your feathers all ruffled

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Female Violet crowned woodnymph (Thalurania colombica)

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Golden tail

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8 thoughts on “Mist netting in Costa Rica

  1. Good dredge from the archives! Love these. The Hummers especially, though the manakins look cheerful too. The Garden Emerald is remarkably similar to the Cuban Emerald Chlorostilbon ricordii we get on Abaco, Bahamas. And our Bahama Woodstars have wonderful metallic gold tail feathers like the Golden Tail. I’ve never handled one – just as well, I’d probably squish it in my clumsy mitts… RH

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