Pic for today: 4th and 5th Manakins

Blue-crowned and White-ruffed Manakins: Los Cusingos Bird Sanctuary, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica, December 2021 — As well as an amazing number of Parrot species, between the two trips last December we had 5 of the 8 possible Manakins possible in Costa Rica. Numbers four and five were at the home of Alexander Skutch. Both were too far and very uncooperative as far as photos went, but I managed these (with the help of considerable enlargement in post-processing). The Blue-crowned Manakin is restricted to the lowlands and foothills of the south Pacific slope, and the White-ruffed is restricted to the foothills of both the Pacific and Caribbean slopes. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. Blue-crowned ISO 500 @ f4 @ 1/500th, White-ruffed ISO 400 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

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