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By Lillian  
This the national bird of Cost Rica....and VERY difficult to find and photograph, my friends son has lived here 18 years and never seen one...I was here 2nd day, with a guide, and had them in the camera...this was when we had the earthquake, and we were just two and half miles from epicentre!!!
Thought it was my excitement...
Also got the long tailed beautiful.

Thank you Steve and Ruth for your User Awards...appreciated
Thank you all for stopping by, and very sorry cannot do much voting
Due to internet...but doing my best.

Take care and look after each other

And I did not bother to swim with the crocodiles today...thought
I would upset them...pool was enough.Tongue


Tags: Birds Costa rica Wildlife and nature National bird Quetzal

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21 Jul 2014 3:54AM
Gods lovely creation. Well taken too

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CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
21 Jul 2014 5:16AM
Great spot and capture, Lillian. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 5:55AM
Beautiful bird well captured.

You obviously had the luck of the visitor. When we were in the USA we spent one and a half hours watching an American Bald Eagle in the wild. When we got back to the hotel we told the lady there. She was an eagle nut, had never seen one in the wild and when she checked with all the staff and residents, neither had they. It seems that National birds only make appearances for tourists!
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 6:34AM

Quote:Great spot and capture, Lillian. Carol

I agree.

21 Jul 2014 7:04AM
How lucky you were to capture such a fabulous bird! You are very thoughtful and I am sure the crocodiles will appreciate your thinking of their feelings and not swimming with them. Grin

21 Jul 2014 7:07AM
Beautiful Lillian,
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 7:27AM
Well done you a lovely capture. Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 98 14 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 7:28AM
Great looking Bird Lillian, well capturedSmile

21 Jul 2014 8:06AM
Well done, Lillian - what a beautiful bird, so well captured!

netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
21 Jul 2014 8:08AM
So you are a very lucky lady then Lillian to have seen one of these lovely birds and have a brilliant image of it as well.SmileSmile
21 Jul 2014 8:13AM
Great spot and lovely picture.
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 8:28AM
Lucky you, well done on this capture.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 8:39AM
Cracking shot Lillian

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
21 Jul 2014 9:08AM
Beautiful bird Lillian. Well done for beating all the locals at spotting it.!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 9:37AM
Beautiful, simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing Lillian, looking forward to many more.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
21 Jul 2014 9:41AM
Wow Lillian, how great for you...a great shot
A beauty well done

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
21 Jul 2014 10:48AM
Beautiful and rare Lillian, excellent image of this species !!
gss 2 1 Romania
21 Jul 2014 11:12AM
Wow, a mythical bird! ("associated with the "snake god", Quetzalcoatl by Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations" [Wikipedia]. ) Not only in Costa Rica is famous but in all Maya and Aztec cultures. A very rare image. Excellent!
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 11:13AM
Trust you to find the allusive one, what a wonderful find - you were so quick off the mark with your shot too as a record, well done!
Take careSmile
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
21 Jul 2014 12:57PM
What a beauty! And how lucky to have come upon him and then a beautiful capture.
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 1:19PM
Another beautiful bird & so well captured.
Glad you are not going in with crocs!
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
21 Jul 2014 1:25PM
I can see why this would be the national bird, a wonderful image. - gary
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 Jul 2014 1:52PM
irridescent feather--- What a beautiful bird-- good shot!
7 10 10 England
21 Jul 2014 2:01PM
Wow Lillian - you lucky so and so - a beauty.
beautiful bright colors great shot lillian. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
21 Jul 2014 6:13PM
A scruffy beauty Lillian Smile

Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 6:20PM
Wonderful shot Lillian, not much chance of us seeing this Bird then lol. Earthquake was it a bad one ? Strangely we were in Jersey on our last day and we also had an Earthquake its epicenter was just 7 miles away and was felt as far away as Scotland
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2014 6:47PM
I reckon the crocs got wind of the swing idea and took shelterWink

danbrann Plus
12 628 17
21 Jul 2014 7:12PM
What a find Lillian. Lady luck was with you but You have to be there to be lucky.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
21 Jul 2014 8:20PM
Thats one very colourful bird Lillian.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
21 Jul 2014 8:30PM
Tongue ...... and I've yet to see a live kingfisher in the uk!!!!

21 Jul 2014 10:11PM
You luck lady Lillian, well worth the earthquake.. Glad you gave the Crocs a miss.

mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
22 Jul 2014 12:09AM
Looks a bit grumpy Lillian but a colourful shot.
And I turned down the part as Tarzan in a remake of the film.
There was no way I was wrestling with a crocodile wearing nothing but a loincloth over my bits and bobs !!
22 Jul 2014 11:13AM
beautiful shot
25 Jul 2014 10:22PM
Beautiful bird & super capture Lillian

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
8 Aug 2014 10:44PM
A fantastic shot of this beautiful and brightly coloured little bird, you must have been chuffed to bits to catch this lifer on camera

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