Category Archives: Birding

Ooh, these vulture chicks smell bad. Cute tho…

These guys hiss and stink. That and projectile foul vomiting are their defenses. Eggs laid right on the ground!

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Gallinazo trees in bloom north of Quepos, Costa Rica – Schizolobium parahyba

Flowering Gallinazo (Schizolobium parahyba) trees between Parrita and Jaco, Costa Rican Pacific coast. It is a pioneer species used for reforestation but the wood is soft and used for pulp, boxes, pallets. Beautiful flowers. Scarlet Macaws like to nest in them because they can find or make a cavity in the wood.

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