BIRDS OF THE PONDOROSI

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White Crowned Parrot
White Crowned Parrot
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Violet Sabrewing
Violet Sabrewing
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Turkey Vulture
Turkey Vulture
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Tropical Kingbird
Tropical Kingbird
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Scarlet Rumped Cacique
Scarlet Rumped Cacique
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Melodious Blackbird
Melodious Blackbird
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Montezuma's Oropendola
Montezuma's Oropendola
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Passerini's Tanager
Passerini's Tanager

Sargento

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Red-billed Pigeon
Red-billed Pigeon
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Rufous-collared Sparrow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
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Greenbreasted Mango
Greenbreasted Mango
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Great Kiskadee
Great Kiskadee
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Grayish Saltator
Grayish Saltator
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Dark Pewee
Dark Pewee
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Rufous Tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Tailed Hummingbird
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Clay Colored Robin
Clay Colored Robin

Costa Rica's National Bird

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Brown Jay
Brown Jay
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Brown Violet Ear Hummingbird
Brown Violet Ear Hummingbird
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Bronze Tailed Plumeleteer
Bronze Tailed Plumeleteer
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Blue Gray Tanager
Blue Gray Tanager
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Palm Tanager
Palm Tanager
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Blue Tailed Hummingbird
Blue Tailed Hummingbird
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Blue and White Swallow
Blue and White Swallow
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Black Vulture
Black Vulture
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Bananaquit
Bananaquit
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American Kestrel
American Kestrel
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SKUTCH

Dr Alexander Skutch was an American field ornithologist who from 1941-2004 studied birds at his remote Costa Rican farm, Finca Los Cusingos (every significant Costa Rican property needs a name). He was a prolific writer of books and guides, including “A Naturalist in Tropical Splendor,” from which these excerpts were taken.