January 2016 – Hot, Dry and Wild With Life   1 comment

Philip Davison. Costa Rica. Blog. Nature Diaries

Weather January 2016

Max Temp 40.0ºC (106ºF)                                                      Max Low Temp 25.1ºC (77ºF)

Min Temp 34.5ºC (94ºF)                                                         Min Low Temp 21.5ºC (71ºF)

Average High Temp 39.3ºC (103ºF)                                       Average Low Temp 24.1ºC (76ºF)

Total Rainfall 42.7mm (1.68ins)

Animal Sightings January 2016


Common Opossum


Nine-banded Armadillo

Greater White-lined Bat

Tent-making Bat

Western Red Bat

White-throated Capuchin Monkey

Central American Squirrel Monkey

Mantled Howler Monkey

Central American Spider Monkey

Alfaro’s Pygmy Squirrel

Red-tailed Squirrel

Central American Agouti

Tome’s Spiny Rat

Northern Raccoon

White-nosed Coati



Striped Hog-nosed Skunk



Collared Peccary




Great Tinamou

Great Curassow

Crested Guan

Brown Booby

Brown Pelican

Magnificent Frigatebird

Bare-throated Tiger Heron

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

King Vulture

Roadside Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Black Hawk

Crested Caracara

Yellow-headed Caracara

Short-billed Pigeon

White-tipped Dove

Royal Tern

Scarlet Macaw

Orange-chinned Parakeets

Red-lored Amazon

Mealy Amazon

Spectacled Owl

Stripe-throated Hermit

Long-billed Hermit

Purple-crowned Fairy

Charming Hummingbird

Blue-throated Goldentail

Rufus-tailed Hummingbird

Black-throated Trogon

Blue-crowned Motmot

Black-mandibled Toucan

Fiery-billed Aracari

Pale-billed Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker

Streak-headed Woodcreeper

Black-hooded Antshrike

Chestnut-backed Antbird

Golden-crowned Spadebill

Bright-rumped Atilla

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Masked Tityra

Red-capped Manakin

Riverside Wren

Mourning Warbler

Gray-headed Tanager

Summer Tanager

Cherrie’s Tanager

Red-legged Honeycreeper

Orange-billed Sparrow





Helmeted Iguana

Slender Anole

Golfo Dulce Anole

Big-headed Anole

Mediterranean House Gecko

Central American Smooth Gecko

Clawless Gecko

Central American Whiptail

Four-lined Whiptail


Cat-eyed Snake

Barred Forest Racer

Green Parrot Snake

Salmon-bellied Racer




Marine Toad

Black and Green Poison Arrow Frog

Golfo Dulce Poison Arrow Frog

Fitzinger’s Rain Frog

Stejneger’s Dirt Frog

Tink Frog

Red-eyed Green Tree Frog

Milky Frog

Bolivian Frog

Savage’s Thin-fingered Frog




Cogia calchas

Pyrgus oileus

Quadrus cerialis

Urbanus simplicius

Urbanus teleus

Xenophanes tryxus

Anatrytone potosiensis

Anthoptus epictetus

Callimormus radiola

Euphyes vestris

Eutocus sp

Panoquina lucas

Polites vibex

Pompeius pompeius

Saliana fusta

Synapte silius

Vehilius stictomenes

Battus polydamus

Heraclides cresphontes

Parides erithalion

Eurema albula

Eurema daira

Phoebis agarithe

Phoebis argante

Phoebis sennae

Pyrisitia nise

Glutophrissa drusilla

Arawacus lincoides

Calycopis isobeon

Pseudolycaena damo

Strymon yojoa

Cupido comyntas

Hemiargus hanno

Detritivora gynea

Mesosemia zonalis

Metacharis victrix

Mechanitis polymnia

Antirrhea philoctetes

Caligo eurilochus

Morpho helenor

Morpho menelaus

Opsiphanes tamarindi

Cissia confusa

Cithaerias pireta

Hermeuptychia hermes

Pareuptychia ocirrhoe

Pierella helvina

Pierella luna

Archaeoprepona demophon

Marpesia berania

Pyrrhogyra naearea

Adelpha cytherea

Adelpha heraclera

Agraulis vanillae

Dione juno

Dryas iulia

Eueides aliphera

Eueides lybia

Heliconius cydno

Heliconius erato

Heliconius hecale

Heliconius ismenius

Heliconius sapho

Philaethria dido

Anartia fatima

Anartia jatrophae


Philip Davison is a biologist, writer and photographer based in Costa Rica.


Posted February 1, 2016 by felipedelbosque in Uncategorized

One response to “January 2016 – Hot, Dry and Wild With Life

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  1. Terrific to find your blog! Bob and I have just left another unforgettable visit to Bosque, much thanks to your guidance . We will be reading the blog with great interest and looking forward to our next visit.


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