The Other Grosbeak on this Walk

Earlier I shared my shots of the Blue Grosbeak female from this same walk up the hill, now a couple of shots of a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak (eBird description link) which doesn’t have the “rose breast” that the male has, and I saw no males of either of these grosbeaks today. You can see my other photos of both male and female in my Rose-breasted Grosbeak Gallery seen earlier here near my house plus at Monteverde and at Xandari Resort Alajuela and as with most birds, the male is more colorful. 🙂

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Female, Atenas, Costa Rica
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Yellow-throated Vireo,  Montibelli Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
Yellow-faced Grassquit,  El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
“Maybe” a migrant Yellow-bellied Flycatcher ,  El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua

I first called it a “Bush Tanager” but an expert corrected me on it.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak,  El Jaguar Nature Reserve, Nicaragua
A really bad photo, but it does show I saw one!  🙂

Will I ever finish the Nicaragua birds? You may be asking that and I am getting closer to the end, but it is I believe the most different birds I have photographed on any trip, about 85 to 90 species. No exact count yet, but it beats my 2009 Costa Rica birding trip with about 50 species.