Friday, October 30, 2009

Heron

This is yet another heron that we saw on our recent wildlife boat trip in Palo Verde National Park. I am sorry that I do not know the exact species. My guidebook on the birds of Costa Rica has photos of 252 species, but there are more than 860 species of birds in Costa Rica, more than the USA and Canada combined.

Maybe someone more knowledgeable about birds than I am will know the type of heron in this photo. Regardless, I like the black and white pattern of its feathers.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

That's such a vulnerable looking bird. Beautiful capture.

hottub said...

Looks like a black-crowned night heron.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a great close up. well done

Sharon said...

Regardless of the exact species, this is a great photo!

Jarart said...

Another exotic looking bird for us to look at. That big eye is beautiful, as is the color of the feathers.

Jilly said...

What a fabulous life that you can see these amazing birds in the wild. Love the photos. I rather think I'd love your life too, not that I'm unhappy with mine, you understand, but I'd adore the wildness of Costa Rica.

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