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guapote y garzas egrets laughing at a guapote (Parachromis managuensis) who jumps out of shallow water in the mouth of Rio Chiquito after the devastating rain.<br />
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I am not even trying an ID, so that those who usually come down at me like vultures can work it out for themselves. I am a mechanic and very fond of nature, not a biologist who can ID a fish from 15000 kms away. Ardea alba,Great egret,Parachromis managuensis,bird,egret,fish,garza,guapote,laguna de arenal Click/tap to enlarge

guapote y garzas

egrets laughing at a guapote (Parachromis managuensis) who jumps out of shallow water in the mouth of Rio Chiquito after the devastating rain.

I am not even trying an ID, so that those who usually come down at me like vultures can work it out for themselves. I am a mechanic and very fond of nature, not a biologist who can ID a fish from 15000 kms away.

    comments (4)

  1. Wow, what timing! Perhaps Great egret for the bird??? Posted 3 days ago
    1. I fully agree about the egret.. All my local friends tell me the fish is a guapote ... I have a whole series of him jumping around Posted 3 days ago
      1. I am not so sure about the Parachromis managuensis. The fins and tail look different to me. I would rather identify the egrets. Posted 2 days ago
        1. thank you well it is a guapote..and a big one at that, all the locals who have been fishing here for years and years are sure of it. Which guapote I leave to the experts. It was wikipedia who says Parachromis but never mind.. I was more interested in his performance Posted yesterday

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The great egret also known as common egret, large egret or great white heron, is a large, widely distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the Neotropics. The Old World population is often referred to as the great white egret. This species is sometimes confused with the great white.. more

Similar species: Pelecaniformes
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Uploaded Nov 14, 2017. Captured Oct 28, 2017 15:56 in Unnamed Road, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D800E
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO800
  • 700mm