Wild life

Wild life at Cala Lodge. Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Cala Lodge – white-faced capuchin monkey

Glasswing Butterfly

  This is a species of lepidopteron from the family Nymphalidae. It is commonly called the Glasswing Butterfly. They make a very interesting long migration and mostly feed on nectar from a big variety of tropical flowers such as “Lantanas” which belong to the mint family and from other plants that belong to the Asteraceae (Sunflower

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White-Throated Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) at Cala Lodge

They are frequently called the White-face Capucinus. They travel through all levels of the forest in troops of up to 30 individuals. They are omnivorous, but mainly eat insects and fruits, often eating only the ripe ones. Sometimes Capucinus take on large animals, such as birds (as well as nestlings and eggs). They can also

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Wild life

This is a picture of an Emerald Toucanet feeding from a tomato tree. The picture was taken from the balcony of our hotel. Toucanets (aulacorhynchus prasinus) are known in Spanish as (Curré) because of its call “curré, curré, curré” and they belong to the family of Toucans (Ramphastidae). Toucanet is one of the most important

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Blue-crowned motmot

Anatomy: Similar to all members of the motmot genus, the blue-crowned motmot has a large head with down curved, short, broad beak, which is serrated along the upper edge. Their tarsi (feet) are unique in that they are particularly short with a middle toe almost completely fused to the inner toe and only one rear

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Clay-colored robin in Cala lodge

The Costa Rican National Bird is the Clay-colored Robin (Turdus grayi), also known as the Mirlo Pardo or Yigüirro in Spanish. Except for its coloration, a Clay-colored Robin is quite similar to an American Robin (Turdus migratorius), and it can best be identified by its solid brown plumage, yellow bill, and red-brown eyes. With so many colorful

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Gray-necked wood rail

The Gray-necked Wood-Rail is a large Rallid distributed from Argentina north to Mexico.  It is usually secretive but occasionally roams in dooryards as it was seen here in Cala Lodge. The species is quite vocal in the early morning when it makes its presence known with a crazed series of squealing, yelping phrases.

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Bare-necked umbrella bird at Monteverde

Recently with some very special guests we (Francisco & Raquel Castro); owners of Cala Lodge took a trip to San Gerardo, one of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest biological stations, a special place we like to visit due to our passion for bird watching. It was an amazing experience to be part of this journey. Right

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