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October 7th, 2013 by Anamaya Resort
Caracara - Birds of Costa Rica Biology The Crested Caracara is one of the three species of caracaras found in Costa Rica. It is a member of the hawk family and is the national bird of Mexico. This shrewd bird has moved southwards and is often seen on roads, hunting for roadkills. They can also pursue vultures or pelicans in the air and annoy them until... [read more]

White Throated Magpie Jay
October 7th, 2013 by Anamaya Resort
White-throated magpie jay of Costa Rica Biology One of the New World jays, the white-throated magpie-jay is a big blue, black and white bird that features a sprightly black plume. It is primarily found in tropical dry forests, and goes along this habitat through its southern limit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, turning it over to its close counterpart, the black-throated magpie-jay, around Jalisco, Mexico. In the... [read more]

October 7th, 2013 by Geoff McCabe
Collared Aracari Biology The collared aracari is a tiny peculiar-looking toucan with a obvious and awkwardly-oversized bill. It can be commonly spotted throughout its 500,000 square mile Latin American region, and frequently seen at Anamaya Resort, where groups of aracaris are often seeing foraging through local fruiting trees. There are 14 known species of aracaris, all sporting slender bodies, vividly-colored plumages and... [read more]