Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The bird showed his profile 7 seconds later

The information recorded with my photos reflects that I took this photo exactly 7 seconds after taking the photo that I posted yesterday.  Fortunately, the bird turned his head to reveal his profile so I could get this photo.

I looked in my Birds of Costa Rica book, but could not find a bird that looks exactly like this.  This bird's head looks like a female hairy woodpecker with the black and white stripes, but the face should be black rather than brown, and the beak is not as pointed as it should be for a woodpecker.

This week we are showing photos of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

6 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

Maybe you caught an immigrant bird whose flown in to check out the living conditions.

Judy said...

What a handsome fellow. I don't think it looks like a woodpecker but have no idea what it is.

Memphis MOJO said...

I'm glad he turned. What a handsome fellow.

glenda said...

Nice coloring.he blends right in.

Kate said...

Handsome markings on this bird.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very distinct markings Dave.. you were lucky to get such a good shot, tricky things birds :)

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