Friday, August 01, 2008

Mystery bird call in Costa Rica rain forest

Well, it's a mystery to me. Perhaps you can name it lickety-split.

Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, the lodge where we stayed during WildBird's Birder of the Year trip with Cindy and Jim Beckman, maintains a clear spot in the foliage by the kitchen to feed rice to birds. The grains attracts various species including Ruddy Ground-Doves and Blue Ground-Doves. What name do you put to this loud exclamation?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Jeff Gyr said...

Hi Amy--

I'm guessing Gray-necked Wood-Rail. It's not the classic call, but sounds close enough. You can check out some examples here:

http://snipurl.com/39ev0

Hope all is well with you!

Jeff

August 02, 2008 5:10 AM  
Blogger Patrick Belardo said...

I agree with Jeff. I had a chance to stay there last year, but came home early due to an illness. My friends who stayed loved it there. They took a really long hike to see White-tipped Sicklebill.

August 02, 2008 8:42 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Jeff: I wondered about that species. I saw it the previous day eating the rice. Thanks!

Patrick: I hope you're able to stay at the lodge someday. We saw the sicklebill!

August 02, 2008 10:30 AM  

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