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Ruddy Woodcreeper

Ruddy Woodcreeper
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-26 17:51
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Points: 10
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From my recent vacation to Costa Rica

Done during a trip to Rincón de la Vieja NP with the help of Carlos Jiménez, a passionate and very knowledgeable birdwatcher guide. He is a biologist by profession, speaks a perfect English and is a very nice person with good sense of humour. If you need a nature guide in Guanacaste you can contact him at:

The Ruddy Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla homochroa), is a passerine bird which breeds in the tropical New World from southern Mexico to northern Colombia and extreme northern Venezuela.

This woodcreeper is typically 20 cm long, and weighs 44 g. It is almost entirely rufous, with a paler throat and grey line from the bill to the eye. The bill is longish and straight.

The call is a squeaky quink or loud deeah.

The Ruddy Woodcreeper is found in premontane humid forest in lowlands and foothills up to 1600 m[1], and also in adjacent semi-open woodland and clearings.

Ruddy Woodcreepers feed on spiders and insects. It will follow columns of army ants, sometimes in groups of up to three birds, dropping from saplings to catch prey fleeing the ants.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia}

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Extraordinary picture of this wonderful bird!
Magnificent framing and perspective.
The colours, sharpness and details are excellent.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing this preciousness!
José Roberto

Hola Mario: Una increíble foto de esta hermosa especie. Esta es un ave muy inquieta por lo que la toma es dificil, saludos.

Hi Mario
A great shot of this Woodcreeper. The flash has brought the detail and colour our well. Nice focus and sharpness too.
Kind Regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-27 9:03]

Hello Mario,
Very special photo! The best photo of this species I've seen so far. Wonderful natural colours, great pose and excellent sharpness.
POV and composition are very good.

one of the few woodcreepers I can ID from memory. Great shot!

beautiful picture with great details and colours,

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