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  1. 4 hours ago, Aveschapines said:

    Well, if I saw that last one (#7) here I'd call it a Violet Sabrewing, especially if Monte Verde isn't a misnomer and you were at a fairly high elevation in a cloud forest environment, and #3 gives me a Mango vibe. But I have enough trouble with Guatemalan hummers, and not familiar with the Costa Rican ones!

    #1,2 - I believe both Green-crowned Brilliant

    #3 - Doesn't look like a Mango to me.  Not sure the photo is good enough to ID with confidence, but it may be a Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

    #4 - Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

    #5 - Green-crowned Brilliant and Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

    #6 - Green-crowned Brilliant

    #7 - Undoubtedly a Violet Sabrewing

  2. 18 hours ago, Debbie said:

    So many bluebirds to choose from. Photographed this little bb On my northern calif ranch, this afternoon at around 2:30pm under a tree they were eating the berries near the creek. 

     

    17 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

    Western Bluebird is the only bluebird with a deep orange breast that is expected in California.  But the blue throat and dark belly rules out a vagrant Eastern.

     

    Eastern Bluebird has never been recorded in California, but it is certainly on our short list for next first state record (especially with Oregon just getting their first state record).  

  3. Any other photos?  Looks like a Myiarchus, but I don't think I can tell which one it is from the photo.  Per eBird range maps, Dusky-capped is only on Trinidad and not Tobago. Venezuelan is Tobago and not Trinidad.  Brown-crested is on both.

    The angle of the photo is tough to see the true size of the bill.  I don't see any obvious rufous edging on the tail or wings (but the primaries are mostly hidden).

  4. On 11/20/2018 at 4:55 PM, Fancy said:

    I think Scaly-headed Parrot matches the best -- especially with the bright red vent, and some of the scaly patterning is visible in the head. It looks as if they vary quite a bit with the amount of blue in the head and white around the eye. 

    Iguazu Falls is too far south for Blue-headed Parrots as well. 

    Agree with Scaly-headed Parrot.

     

    19 hours ago, Pigeon said:

    Or a Blue headed Pionus. 

    Blue-headed Pionus is just a different name for Blue-headed Parrot.  As Fancy said, we can rule that out by range and by appearance.

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