Oilbird

Steatornis caripensis

ML62984661


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Scott Olmstead
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eBird Checklist S38061642
Savegre Mt. Lodge--primary forest trails above lodge
San José, Costa Rica
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Latitude and Longitude 9.5475, -83.8019 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

***Mega!!!*** Moments after a couple of other hikers overtook us on the trail, we heard a gruff squawking call, and as we were trying to decide if it was a mammal or bird, this large, reddish, long-tailed nightjar-shaped thing came flying up the trail toward us and landed on a low perch by the trail. A mountain-gem immediately started to mob it as it rocked gently like a leaf in the breeze (a la Rufous Potoo) and settled onto its perch. We were able to find an angle for some photos as it sat motionless. The location was near the highest point along the back side of the Robles Trail.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 60D
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
1600
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
471KB
Dimensions
1600 x 1067

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