Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Costa Rica Alive! Birds and Butterflies

I'm an animal lover, and I think that is one of the reasons I love Costa Rica so much. The amount, and diversity, of wildlife there is fascinating. I've been going through my photos, and decided it's time to showcase some of Costa Rica's amazing wildlife--both fauna and flora. So, I'm going to do a short series on this subject with pictures I have taken. This post I'll focus on birds and butterflies!




These parrots were in an animal rescue center, but normally fly free in Costa Rica



I think this guy needs a better toupee!



The girls got to hold this parakeet that was in an animal rescue center. Parakeets usually fly free in Costa Rica.


From our trip to Nauyaca Waterfalls
(For more on our trip to the Nauyaca Waterfalls, see my post here!)

And below is a video showcasing some beautiful hummingbirds at our friend's house. 


Now for the butterflies! (Sure, some are moths, but that's ok, right?)


A close up of one of the butterflies from above.



I couldn't believe how tiny this guy is!!

Of course this is only a small sampling of what we've actually seen (and what actually lives in Costa Rica!), but sometimes I'm just not fast enough with the camera! Stay tuned for more wildlife in my next post!



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