Costa Rica Winter Dawn
Written by Bob Sundstrom
That is BirdNote.
[Bay Wren song duet, https://soundcloud.com/encyclopedia-of-life/baywren]
On a winter morning in Costa Rica, a pair of Bay Wrens sings a brisk duet simply earlier than dawn. Although the Bay Wrens keep nicely hidden within the underbrush, they’ve all of the decibels they should make themselves identified. [Bay Wren song duet, https://soundcloud.com/encyclopedia-of-life/baywren]
A breeze wafts in off the Caribbean Sea, lower than a mile away, throughout the tropical lowland forest, fluttering the leaves of a tall large fig tree hung with flowering bromeliads. Perched within the higher cover, a small group of Keel-billed Toucans calls out. [Keel-billed Toucan calls ]
Their comically giant payments are painted in lime inexperienced, turquoise, orange, and magenta. In a close-by tree, Purple-throated Fruitcrows add their voices to the dawn refrain. [http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/187913]
The male fruitcrows are jet-black with reddish-purple throats. Alongside the fruitcrows, an enormous oriole-like chicken pivots the other way up and belts out an electrifying collection of notes: [http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/127299]
It’s a male Montezuma Oropendola, with one of the vital distinctive voices within the tropics. [http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/127299]
Lastly, a Vibrant-rumped Attila calls from its perch hidden deep within the cover. [http://macaulaylibrary.org/audio/113384]
The Attila will repeat its maniacal phrases till nicely after dawn, reminding us repeatedly that it’s morning in Costa Rica.
Bay Wren from Xeno-Canto (XC11512] recorded by Nick Athanas; Keel-billed Toucan from Xeno-Canto recorded by Melinda Wooden; Purple-throated Fruitcrow  recorded by P Okay Donahue, Montezuma Oropendula  recorded by C A Marantz and Vibrant-rumped Attila  recorded by C A Marantz, all courtesy of The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York.
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