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.