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Jul 12, 2017 18:57 |  #1

fairly common down here when I was a lad (50 or so years ago) now considered a rarity. not glamorous looking but it's nice to get a shot at a rare one

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Jul 12, 2017 20:50 |  #2

CaptBob wrote in post #18400673 (external link)
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Really like pic 2. What an interesting looking bird. Nicely captured.ߙ


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Jul 12, 2017 23:07 |  #3

Nice shots. I saw a Groove-billed once in Texas, but that was over 30 years ago.


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Jul 12, 2017 23:31 as a reply to kd_reno's post |  #4

I didn't know we got them in the states, fairly common in Costa Rica


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Jul 13, 2017 07:39 |  #5

Good ones, Bob. I've seen both smooth- and groove-billed in Panama over the last two years; they are very strange birds, I think in the cuckoo family. One was even reported on the Canadian border west of us a number of years back, probably blown in with a hurricane or something.


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Jul 13, 2017 16:02 |  #6

KT29 wrote in post #18400738 (external link)
Really like pic 2. What an interesting looking bird. Nicely captured.ߙ

Total chance opportunity, I had stopped for lunch and he flew by. Wasn't ready so I missed an easy flight shot

kd_reno wrote in post #18400823 (external link)
Nice shots. I saw a Groove-billed once in Texas, but that was over 30 years ago.

They are reported down here fairly often but that news always attracts a crowd

Paul A wrote in post #18400834 (external link)
I didn't know we got them in the states, fairly common in Costa Rica

They were pretty common back in the day but with the influx of people their habitat has shrunk

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Good ones, Bob. I've seen both smooth- and groove-billed in Panama over the last two years; they are very strange birds, I think in the cuckoo family. One was even reported on the Canadian border west of us a number of years back, probably blown in with a hurricane or something.

. I envy your travels and enjoy the photos. They are not speedy fliers but this guy was shy. He kept his distance


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Jul 13, 2017 16:24 |  #7

These are great Bob, I especially like the second one. I found a cooperative Smooth-billed in the Everglades about 5 years ago. I was told by a ranger there that they're very shy, she was surprised the one I was photographing stayed put.


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Jul 15, 2017 18:29 |  #8

Nighthound wrote in post #18401340 (external link)
These are great Bob, I especially like the second one. I found a cooperative Smooth-billed in the Everglades about 5 years ago. I was told by a ranger there that they're very shy, she was surprised the one I was photographing stayed put.

thanks Steve they are rare enough to cause a stir when they show up. interesting looking bird for sure


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Jul 16, 2017 06:40 |  #9

Nice to find the hard to find ones Bob! Well done.


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Jul 16, 2017 21:30 |  #10

Yes it is, thanks Ian


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