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48 Reflections from Our

Seasons Past with illustrations

by Jan Mars

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Listing of February sightings in "Diary" 
-----------------------------------------------------------More photos from Costa Rica in "Bonus Content" on left.
Costa Rica Birds - February, 2018

Silver-throated Tanager eyes fresh papaya. As a majority of Costa Rican songbirds are fruit eaters, feeders offering bananas and papaya attract them.

Acorn Woodpeckers are found in the western USA as well as in the tropics.

Male Golden-browed Chlorophonias frequent mountains in Costa Rica, from timberline down to 3,000 feet. I photographed this one at around 8,000 feet in the Cordillera Talamanca.

Collared Aracaris are toucans that measure 16 inches long and nest in old woodpecker holes or natural cavities. They are omnivores, so bananas suit them well.

The long, decurved bill on this Green Hermit hummingbird is a tell-tale field mark. So is the white extension at the tip of the tail.

The color on the tail feathers of this male Green-breasted Mango have not been altered on my computer.

When papaya's for breakfast, songbirds learn how to share. On left, a Flame-colored Tanager. On right, a Silver-throated Tanager.

Photos by Rick Marsi
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