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Collared Redstart

Collared Redstart
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Copyright: PETER TAMAS (sirianul) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 509] (3544)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-12-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1 D X, Canon 600 mm f/4 II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-06-15 16:58
Viewed: 1537
Points: 0
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From my trip to Costa Rica.
The Collared Redstart is a brightly colored, highly animated warbler of Central American mountains. Restricted to highland forests in Costa Rica and Panama above 1500 meters, the species is typically found foraging near the ground by fanning its high-contrast tail and flushing insects from vegetation and leaf litter, a normal mode of hunting for Myioborus "whitestarts". The Collared Redstart is gray above and yellow below with a rufous crown patch bordered by black, a gray breast band, and black tail with white outer rectrices. Because of its flashy foraging habits, the species is generally easy to find visually, but it can also be detected by ear either by its sharp pick calls or its song, a jumbled slur of trills and whistles.

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