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I will turn your world upsidedown by mydigitalmind I will turn your world upsidedown by mydigitalmind
A Montezuma Oropendola caught mid mating call. This was one of the more interesting birds we came across - probably because we got to witness his mating display. With a very unique song, he bows over the branch, showing his yellow tail and comes back up. Some of them bowed much lower down than others. The males would do this several times until the females showed up. They would then fly next to the ladies and nudge them. No actual mounting took place - the girls were playing hard to get.

For videos of this unique bird's call please visit my Flickr account [link] and [link]

It is very unfortunate that it was dark and rainy all three days that I met these wonderful birds. I would have loved to get a clearer photo, but most are dark and grainy.

Montezuma Oropendola
Arenal Observatory Lodge, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Canon 7D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Melissa Mancuso Penta // All Rights Reserved
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NoaNoa-I Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool! nice action shot :)
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow now that was awesome to see. Awesome capture. Beautiful birds and this is the first time I've ever heard of them, there is so many out that I probably haven't heard of.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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SaitouuRyuuji Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
my pleasure.
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
What fun to capture!! And I love the video :love: that would be a fun call to hear in the wild :D
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the comments and for watching the video!!!
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
:iconrainbowloveheartplz: most definitely MY pleasure!!
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LInconnu24 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
interesting shot :)
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