Daily Archives: November 1, 2017

Golden-hooded Tanager

Golden-hooded Tanager, La Selva Research Center, Costa Rica

We saw Golden-hooded Tanagers most places we went in Costa Rica. In the Caribbean lowlands they are the second most common Tanager, after Blue-grey (though, at least in October when we visited, the Blue-greys outnumber them by a factor of 10). This bird was at La Selva Research Center, one of the most famous birding sites in Costa Rica, and recognized as such world-wide. La Selva is so well established that they have over 10 miles of paved walkways through the open areas and the rainforest. The day we visited it rained hard enough to keep us under the shelter of the cafeteria patio for an hour or so. This bird was feeding in the rain just a few yards from us. The rain did let up and we were able to walk the trails. Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Processed in Photoshop Express.