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Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher (female) | by Becky Matsubara
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Green-and-Rufous Kingfisher (female)

Tortugero National Park, Costa Rica


While visiting Tortugero NP, we took an early morning boat trip through some of the canals to look for wildlife. Off and on we experienced downpours that soaked us and filled the bottom of the boat with rainwater. As we were cruising along during a dry moment, I spotted this kingfisher working hard at drying itself off oblivious to the fact that a boat full of people were observing it only feet away. It was so close that I had to lean back to try to keep it all in the frame. How I wished I’d brought my full-frame camera that morning instead of the crop-frame that I was using.

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Taken on March 7, 2020