Costa Rica nightlife

I doubt that Costa Rica is well known for its nightlife but I was quite excited to get into the rainforest in the dark to see what I could find.  Thanks to a great guide, I managed to get some interesting animals and insects, all taken with a long lens and a trusty torch for light.

Here are a hummingbird on its nest which I have yet to identify, spiders including, I believe, an American tarantula (on the ground) and a grasshopper thing (pardon the less scientific expression but the guide didn’t know either).  These found at Casa Corcovada.

Every night at 6pm on the dot, a northern olingo turned up at the feeding station at Bosque de Paz.  The remaining images were taken at Silva Biological, Sarapiqui, and are an eye-lash pit-viper, a woolly opossum, a tamondua (collared ant-eater),  a cricket, a sleeping butterfly,  a blonde-headed vine-snake, a sleeping slaty-tailed trogon (the red bird), and a common basilisk.  Look on the Kermit page for a few frogs which we found on the same trip.  While you will see some amazing birds on the next pages, this was still by far the most interesting of all our wildlife excursions.

 

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