Red-capped Manakins

I’ve seen this bird in only 2 other places (Maquenque Ecolodge & Corcovado National Park) and they were skittish and difficult to photograph, while here they were all around my cabin and in just 2 days I’ve had many opportunities to photograph several of them, like a big Manakin family or village! 🙂 I did not see any of them do their courtship dance, this time, the Michael Jackson moon walk shuffle across a limb, like I saw in Corcovado NP, but there were plenty in the trees to photograph.

Red-capped Manakin, Playa Cativo Lodge, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Read about the Red-capped Manakin at that eBird link or see more of my photos of them in my Red-capped Manakin Gallery. It’s another cool bird found only in Central America! 🙂 Here’s a slide show of 6 of my shots . . .

I got photos of about a dozen other species of birds and many butterflies today which I will eventually share. Tomorrow morning I’m on a boat to a mangrove river which will have a lot of different kinds of birds than we have here, mostly water birds and maybe some hawks.

For a couple of hours this morning we had these blue skies, but cloudy and rainy all afternoon.

¡Pura Vida!

Playa Cativo Lodge Website

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