Thursday, July 25, 2013

Flora and fauna

I didn't post at all about Costa Rica, and I just wanted to post a list of some of the awesome flora and fauna we saw there.  I have linked to my favorite ones!

Land animals

Collared anteater in a palm tree on Corcovado Island



  • White hawk
  • Blue-gray tanager
  • Ivory-billed woodcreeper
  • Golden-hooded tanager
  • Purple-crowned fairy hummingbird
  • Green breasted mango hummingbird
  • Stripe-tailed hummingbird
  • Vulture
  • Pelicans
  • White-hooded parrot
  • Violacious trogon

Peri, the unofficial mascot of our resort


  • Leafcutter ants (video below)
  • False postman butterfly
  • Female green-celled cattleheart butterfly
  • Banded orange butterfly
  • Malachite butterfly
  • White peacock butterfly
  • Owl's eye butterfly
  • Hermit crab

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