Green Iguana - Breeding Male - this male was atop a tree surveying his territory after chasing all others away. The large dewlap under the chin flaps back and forth as the iguana does its territorial head bob display.
Thick-billed Euphonia adult male - forage in small groups in second growth forests and pastures. This one is eating a banana at a feeding station we made. When threatened by a predator euphonias mimic the distress calls of other birds attracting additional birds to help scare the predator away.
Thick-billed euphonia - female - the female and subadult male are very similar but the male has black below the eyes and a small yellow patch above the beak.
Black Vulture - Often soar with turkey vultures but flap their wings more often and have a distinctive fan shaped tail in flight. A most excellent piece of trivia is that the black vulture will urinate on its own legs to cool itself down when hot.
Cherrie's Tanager - adult male - Once called the scarlet rumped tanager it is now a separate species due to geographical isolation from the scarlet rumped tangaer on the carribean side of Costa Rica. Both species look alike but are genetically different due to a long period of isolation from eachother.
Cherrie's Tanager - adult male and subadult male
Costa Rican wildcat - this species of wild cat is ferocious enough to keep dogs away. They steal food, stand in food bowls and generally create anarchy where ever they go.
Trogon - I need help with this one!! Slaty-tailed Trogon?????
Blue-grey Tanager - a terrible picture but a beautiful bird. Very soft colors. Eat mainly fruit but also insects and nectar.