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The Osa Peninsula A Costa Rican Gem

Just to try something new my husband and I decided to head off to the Osa Peninsula. But to be honest we didn’t know what to expect. That was because I had heard stories about how remote yet interesting this area was. After thinking a lot about that comment we finally decided to fin out what the Osa Peninsula really was and off we went.

Fun Facts About Cattle Egrets

The Cattle Egret is a cosmopolitan species of heron. The non-breeding adult has mainly white feathers, a yellow bill and grayish-yellow legs. These guys are found all over Central America and in Costa Rica they can be found in the Manuel Antonio National Park. During the breeding season, adults of the western subspecies develop orange-buff plumes on the back, breast and crown.

Animal Facts – Magnificent Frigate Bird

The frigate birds are a family of seabirds and are also called frigate pelicans. It can be found breeding along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and in the Corcovado National Park.

Central America Wildlife – Turquoise Browed Motmot

The Turquoise-browed Motmot is a migratory bird very well-known in its range that lives in fairly open habitats such as forest edge, gallery forest and scrubland. It inhabits Central America from south-east Mexico mostly the Yucatn Peninsula, to Costa Rica, where it is common and not considered threatened.

Central America Wildlife – Spectacled Caiman

It is a crocodilian reptile. The species’ common name comes from a bony ridge between the eyes. It gives the appearance of a pair of spectacles. Al though they are one of the smallest crocodilian species these guys are fierce predators. In Guatemala it can be found in the northern department of Petn. It can be found in much of Central and South America. It lives in a range of lowland wetland and riverside habitat and can tolerate salt water as well as fresh.

Fun Facts About Kinkajous

They are also known as honey bear, because when tin captivity they seem to enjoy eating honey. Kinkajous are related with the raccoon and coati.

Central America Wildlife – White Lipped Peccary

White lipped Peccaries are the big and aggressive brothers of the collared peccary. They have even killed jaguars when trying to defend themselves. That is why white lipped peccaries are considered as the most dangerous peccary. They live in Central and South America. This species typically prefers dense, humid tropical forest, usually with primary growth, although their habitat also includes dry savannas and tropical dry forests.

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