Birding in Costa Rica

The glorious quetzal

G. Shaheed Photographs by John Anthony


Resplendent quetzal (male).
A male quetzal. Depending on the sunlight, the bird can sparkle in a variety of colours and shades.
The quetzal is a solitary bird except during the mating season. The female (left) is not as striking as the male.
A female quetzal.
A male quetzal checking out a man-made nest.
Montezuma oropendula.
Clay-coloured thrush, the national bird of Costa Rica.
Yellow-throated toucan.
King vulture.
Keel-billed toucan.
Green honeycreeper.
The verdant landscape of the Talamanca Nature Reserve.
John Anthony.