BIRDS OF THE PONDOROSI

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

Sargento

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

Costa Rica's National Bird

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

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.