Saturday, November 23, 2013

Large Bird

We took a short drive up from San Jose to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, about an hour's drive up from the hotel where we stayed near the San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport.  La Paz Waterfall Gardens has walking trails past waterfalls, and also exhibits of tropical plants and animals.

This photo shows one of the birds in one of the aviaries. Sorry, but I checked in my book of Costa Rica birds and could not find the exact species that this is.  It looks to be from the vulture family.

This week photos of the architecture of Ronda, Spain, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

6 comments:

Kate said...

The spot of red on his throat adds color to his otherwise somewhat drab body. He looks very alert, and I don't think that I would anger him. Have a lovely week=end!

Sharon said...

It does have a vulture like look to it. It's certainly a big one.

Judy said...

What an extraordinary looking bird!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful bird, Dave, but it is a bit too big for me, I would not go too close...

glenda said...

He does look a little scary. I would walk way around him.

Bob Crowe said...

Likely the right guess, but I'd give it plenty of room.

We've never been closer to San Jose proper than the airport. Probably worth the visit one day.

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