Uncategorized / 06.06.2011

By Karen Leavelle [caption id="attachment_2143" align="alignleft" width="187" caption="Female Yellow-billed Cotinga on the day of her tagging Feb. 15, 2011"][/caption] It really is like no other bird that I have seen. These birds are truly beautiful with movements and behavioral characteristics unique to its species.   These big black eyes belong to a male Yellow-billed Cotinga (Carpodectes antoniae), a highly endangered Costa Rican resident bird species.  It is also know locally as the Cotinga Piquiamarillo. He is just one of a dwindling number remaining here in the southern pacific coastal slope of Costa...