Daily Archives: January 10, 2022

Black Guan

Black Guan: Mirador y Soda Chinchona, Costa Rica — Big bird! The turkey sized Guans of Costa Rica and Central America are among the biggest birds of the region. The Black Guan, found at mid to high elevations is slightly smaller than the Crested Guan of (generally) lower elevations. And it is blacker. 🙂 The red eye and red legs and feet, and that touch of blue on the beak, are its only attempts at fancy dress. Though they are large, they can be hard to see, as they move through the forest, on the ground or, as I have seen them most frequently, up in the trees. As you can see, these photos were taken in the pouring rain of our first afternoon in Costa Rica. Sony Rx10iv at 470mm equivalent. Program mode with multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos. Equivalent ISO 6400 @ f4 @ 1/125th.