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Black-thighed grosbeak

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  1. Maybe it lost its tail being attacked by a predator Posted 6 years ago
  2. Incredible shot! Is that an assassin bug it is picking at, or just my imagination? Posted 6 years ago

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The black-thighed grosbeak is a large seed-eating bird in the cardinal family, which is endemic to the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama.

This species breeds from about 1,000 m altitude or 1,500 m up to 2,600 m and is found in canopy, woodland edge and semi-open habitats such as pasture with some trees. The nest is a thin cup constructed on a bulky twig base 1–3 m up in a small tree or amongst vines. The female lays two brown-spotted pale blue eggs between.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Minor Torres
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Uploaded Sep 14, 2016. Captured May 28, 2016 08:11.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm