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A colourful emerald tanager spotted at the Arenal Volcano Observatory. Yellow crown and back, bright green underparts, black bill, cheeks, wing stripes and tail.
Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.
Thanks for your comment MaithiliSave!
Thank you matimar1!
Belated thanks to all for your comments.
Dreamfalcon you're right... we don't get birds like this in Switzerland!
Must be great to see such a colorful bird :-)
Congrats Danielle! Well deserved!
I find its voice lot sweet...
Thanks Peter and everyone! And thanks to Jonathan Sequeira for originally IDing this bird. You can see the birds that this guy is hanging out with and that Peter is talking about at:
Congratulations and thanks for sharing this beautiful bird!
Congratulations on a Beautiful bird!!
congratulations, for the spotting of the day.
Spotting of the day!
"Emerald Tanagers are striking, neon-green neotropical birds who make friends easily with other groups of birds, creating mixed flocks of tanagers, honey creepers and warblers."
Thanks Emma and NicoleB! Costa Rican birds are a riot of colour.
What a colourful, gorgeous fellow!
Daniel,this is a real beauty!
Thank you Chaitanya!
Brilliant show of green....nice shot!
Yes, this time that's it Jonathan, perfect match. Thanks!
I see, check for Tangara florida, Emerald Tanager
Thanks for your ID suggestion Jonathan! I am intrigued as the bird doesn't have the silver-throat pattern of the silver-throated tanager and is has more green than yellow. I have browsed galleries of tanagers but found nothing similar. Can you shed more light?
Spotted on Jan 19, 2008
Submitted on May 21, 2011
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