Animals of the Forest Spring brings this Baltimore oriole and other birds from the Forest to our backyards. These baby hummingbirds are part of the new life that spring brings to the Forest and to us! Chestnut-mandibled Toucan Keel-billed toucan in a secropia Canada Warbler Violet eared hummingbird The Resplendent Quetzal: The incredibly beautiful and extremely elusive Quetzal depends on the habitat provided by the Pacific slope’s life zones. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.) Wood stork Boat billed heron American Swallow Tailed Kite close-up Quetzal Orange Bellied Trogon Upset Brown Jay giving alarm calls. Bluecrowned motmot biggest Keel-billed toucan Boat billed heron Social flycatcher Juvenile heron Scarlet Macaw Spectacled owl Yellow-naped parrot Ruby throated hummingbird Violet Sabrewing hummingbird pollinating the banana flower Magenta throated woodstar Hummingbird Laughing Falcon Ornate Hawk Eagle Green-crowned brilliant Tarcoles merganser duck Boat-billed heron Bare Necked Umbrella Bird Passerini’s tanager Photo taken by Marc Hoffman in the CER near San Gerardo Field Station. Bellbird Three Wattled Bellbirds: These birds cannot survive in the Monteverde Region without the habitat that supports them. This Three Wattled Bellbird has lived as a part of both the Costa Rican and Panamanian Bellbird populations. Photograph by Marc Hoffman. Bellbird in Children’s Eternal Rainforest Three wattled bell bird Roseate spoonbill Glass winged butterfly Blue morpho Blue morpho Malachite butterfly Leaf Mimic Butterfly Zebra heliconia butterfly Philaethria dido Three-toed sloth Recent increases in the sloth’s popularity are a mixed blessing – greater visibility can mean greater risk of captivity. Two-toed sloth Three-toed sloth with baby Three-toed sloth with baby Three-toed sloth Howler monkey profile Howler monkey eating fruit Howler with baby White-face Capuchin at Proyecto Asis White-faced capuchin Costa Rica’s only fox, the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) is able to climb trees. Coati Coati Agouti Poachers often target animals like this Paca, which can be sold as bush-meat on the black market. Tapir. The land acquired in the 2005 land purchase provides needed habitat for the largest mammal in Central America. Margay Among the many mammals living in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest is the tayra (tolomuco in Spanish). This weasel relative is comfortable climbing trees and is strongly omnivorous. This tayra was spotted with another individual in Bajo del Tigre on the Bellbird Trail. Close-up of warts on chin of bat Greater White-lined Bat Bat Netting at night Fruit bats Wheelbug Velvet ant on leaf Hercules beetle Gold millipede Katydid Bumblebee on porterweed (Stachytarpheta franzii) Spittlebug on heliconia bract Strawberry poison dart frog Green and black poison dart frog Lichen stream frog Green frog Evergreen frog Red-eyed tree frog Variegated tree frog or Hourglass tree frog (Hyla ebracatta) The Green-eyed Frog (Lithobates vibicarius syn. Rana vibicaria) Emerald Glass Frog (Centrolenella prosoblepon) Climbing frog Tree frog Lichen Stream Frog (Isthmohyla tica), listed as critically endangered on the IUCN red list Red-eyed tree frog Dink frog Red-eyed tree frog Green-eyed frog Gecko in the shower Salamander Basilisk lizard Basilisk Frog Iguana Iguana The casque-headed lizard is capable of changing colors depending on its substrate. Iguana The American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), or Cocodrilo, in Spanish. Croc from Tarcoles River bridge Crocodile at Proyecto Asis Fer-de-lance Common slider turtle Eyelash viper False fer-de-lance Cat-eyed snake at Tirimbina Boa constrictor Boa *Please feel free to use our photos- just let everyone know where you found them!