What birds do you see outside your windows? Near Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica, you might see a Chestnut-Headed Oropendola, a large tropical bird who looks a bit like a Pixar character. Its pale yellow beak extends up onto its forehead, its light blue eyes stand out as bright rings on its dark brown head, and its leg feathers look a bit like tailored pants.
According to eBird.org, they make their “large pendulous nests” in tall trees, staying near fruiting trees in flocks.
Costa Rica Bird Cam has created a corresponding visual bird guide for this video, as well:
Cast of characters: Collared Aracari Toucans, several kinds of woodpeckers, Oropendula, Palm Tanagers, Blue/Gray Tanagers, Baltimore Orioles, Clay-colored Thrush (the national bird of Costa Rica), Red-legged Honeycreepers, Black-Cowled Oriole, Euphonias, a few varieties of hummingbirds, and more. In the trees but not in view, parrots and a Keel-billed Toucan. Every morning is like a trip to the zoo!
h/t Rebekka Helford.
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