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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

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HeleenNL    0

I hope you can help me identify some birds I saw in Costa Rica last month. The photos of the hummingbirds were taken in Monteverde, on July 17th. There were some feeders at the national park and lots of species of hummingbirds were fluttering about. I took lots of photos, but could not identify these.

Then there are 3 photos of the same bird. Sorry for the bad quality, but the bird was quite far away. It looked to be a Montezuma oropendola, but  according to the map in my bird book this species does not occur on my location. I took these photos near Ojochal, near Marino Ballena NP on the Pacific Coast. Date: 26 July.

Thanks in advance!

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DSC04638 Monteverde.JPG

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Fancy    4993

Welcome to Whatbird!

1. Lesser Violetear

2-3. Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

4. Yes, Montezuma Oropendola - they're pretty unmistakeable. eBird has a few records near Ojochal, including one with eleven individuals from July, so the range is probably an issue with the book. 

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