This is Costa Rica's National bird! In a country with so many colorful choices, this was a surprise to me. In 1977, the Costa Ricans chose the yigüirro as a national symbol (over many much more colorful birds that inhabit the country) due to its strong and melodious song that always comes during the start of the rainy season. In addition, unlike many of the forest songsters of Costa Rica, the present bird has been familiar to the general population since the country's early history, thanks to the species' tendency to live near houses and settlements. (wikipedia)
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Send in the scout. The Mistle thrush is very skittish and is the first to come back to the blind after human activity. We were told to be very quite and hold off shooting until it had settled. Once it was comfortable, the other types of thrushes start to come in. It's wariness is justified as they are hunted in Spain.