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Little brown Janet watching out

By annettep38  
She is a lesser Elenia or elenia chiriquensis, catching flies in Tilaran. Lovely songs are in her repertoire as well, although the males are more vocal. She looks like a cross between a crested tit and a greenfinch and she is about that size.
So this is nš2 LBJ

Many thanks for all your votes on the elusive predator, feel quite chuffed that I found their hideout.
Cheers and thanks to Walter for his generous award.

Last but not least, SPECIAL thanks to Mike Young for IDing my grassquit, the last LBJ.

Tags: Bird Costa rica Wildlife and nature Lbj Lesser Elenia Elenia chiriquensis

Voters: ColleenA, capto, ddolfelin and 59 more

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ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
10 May 2014 9:16AM
What a cutie Annette, love the hairstyle, great capture

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capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:16AM
Great shot of this bird.Smile

10 May 2014 9:17AM
Never seen one of these.
Good picture.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:17AM
Informative and interesting narrative supported by a wonderful capture Annette.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:21AM
Splendid shot
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
10 May 2014 9:28AM
Excellent shot of this wee bird, yet another species that is new to me.
A very pretty perch but with the bird showing up well against the OOF uncluttered b/g, Annette.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 11:34AM
brilliant comp and detail annette wonderful colours and tones a cracker nice one Wink
10 May 2014 12:47PM
Delightful little bird. Well captured.
10 May 2014 12:53PM
so cute
debu 6 India
10 May 2014 12:58PM
A beautiful composition and capture.
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 1:46PM
Like the others a new one to me. Your picture of it is outstanding Annette.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
10 May 2014 1:50PM
a very fine capture Annette

CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
10 May 2014 2:26PM
A wonderful image, Annette, love his crest Smile Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 3:20PM
She is gorgeous and you have captured her so well. (What does LBJ mean?)
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 3:52PM
She looks a right show offWink

BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
10 May 2014 5:01PM
How beautiful, love her hair !
Very well captured.

User_Removed 4 4 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 5:25PM
what a beautiful looking bird, so alert. so sharply taken also. Love it. Bob
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
10 May 2014 6:37PM
Wonderful capture Annette.I love that crest. What a gorgeous wee bird.!!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
10 May 2014 9:06PM
A wonderful colour and tones Smile
10 May 2014 9:14PM
Super shot Annette. Cathy
11 May 2014 5:00AM
Aha, a fine looking LBJ here, Annette.
The "LBJ" standing for all those small brown birds, where identification in bird books becomes a nightmare, due to their similarities and are thus collectively known as "Little Brown Jobs". Due to the amazing amount of small yellow birds in Kenya, also falling into the same nightmarish situation, I dub them by the same title.
Love this image Annette - and you have done well to find its 'proper' name Wink

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
11 May 2014 5:55PM
She may be a LBJ but her hairstyle certainly makes her stand out, a fine shot indeed Annette

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