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can anyone name all the animals in this video?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by greentec, 9 Oct 2015.

  1. greentec

    greentec New Member

    9 Oct 2015
  2. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

    18 Jun 2011
    London, UK
    Costa Rican Wildlife

    I have tried to identify the animals from memory and I've checked a few using 'Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica' by Carrol L. Henderson and chosen the species closest to the ones on the video.

    1. Collared aracari
    2. Anhinga
    3. Mantled howler monkey (appears a few times)
    4. Spectacled caiman (appears several times)
    5. Golden orb weaver spider
    6. Green iguana
    7. Common basilisk
    8. Yellow-crowned night heron
    9. Collared peccary (appears a few times)
    10. Geoffroy's spider monkey
    11. Grey-necked wood-rail
    12. Baird's tapir (appears several times)
    13. Double-crested basilisk
    14. Red-backed squirrel monkey
    15. Neotropic cormorant
    16. Chestnut-mandibled toucan
    17. White-throated capuchin
    18. Double-toothed kite
    19. Immature little blue heron
    20. White-nosed coati
    21. Whip scorpion?
    22. Northern tamandua (appears twice)
    23. Eyelash viper
    24. Scarlet macaw

    I very much doubt that all of these are correct, but hopefully I've pointed you in the right direction.
    Last edited: 9 Oct 2015
  3. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

    16 May 2010
    Thought I would give it a go.....

    1) Fiery-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus frantzii)
    2) Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
    3) Mantled Howler (Alouatta palliata)
    4) Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
    5) Unknown spider
    6) Unknown iguana or iguanian
    7) Unknown - possibly an anole?
    8) Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
    9) Not certain, possibly Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens)?
    10) Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)
    11) White-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari)
    12) Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)
    13) Grey-necked wood rail (Aramides cajaneus)
    14) Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)
    15) Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
    16) Basiliscus sp
    17) Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
    18) Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
    19) Unknown turtle
    20) Central American squirrel monkey (Saimiri oerstedii)
    21) Not sure, but poss. Olivaceous cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
    22) Collared peccary (Pecari tajacu)
    23) Chestnut-mandibled toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii)
    24) White-headed capuchin (Cebus capucinus)
    25) Snail kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis)
    26) Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
    27) Snowy egret (Egretta thula)
    28) Mantled Howler (Alouatta palliata)
    29) Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
    30) White-nosed coati [Nasua narica)
    31) Mantled Howler (Alouatta palliata)
    32) Whip scorpion?
    33) Chestnut-mandibled toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii)
    34) Northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana)
    35) Ant sp.
    36) Poss. Eyelash viper (Bothriechis schlegelii)
    37) Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)
    38) Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
    39) Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)
    40) Northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana)
    41) Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
    42) Chestnut-mandibled toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii)
  4. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

    10 Dec 2012
    fijnaart, the netherlands
    Agree with most of the above but with the first I go with Dassie Rat in it being a Collared aracari and the black bird of prey I'm pretty sure its a Common black hawk.
  5. temp

    temp Well-Known Member

    5 Jul 2014
    I mostly agree with previous posters, incl. collared aracari and common black hawk. The first heron is a bare-throated tiger heron (not night heron or reddish egret; strong direct light mess up colors and patterns) and the second heron is an immature little blue heron as identified by Dassie Rat.

    Specifications for the inverts:
    Spider is indeed a golden orb weaver and the only species of the Americas is Nephila clavipes.
    Possible whip scorpion is a harlequin beetle, Acrocinus longimanus.
    Possible ants are Nasutitermes termites.

    Too bad that most longhorn beetles are so darn difficult to keep in captivity and their larvae stage often last long compared to the fairly short period as an adult beetle (the latter isn't all that different from several other beetles more regularly seen in zoos, however). Cincinnati did have some success with the harlequin decades ago, but otherwise zoos have generally been limited to the occasional local species (e.g., cactus longhorn in USA, Rosalia longicorn in Europe). There are so many incredible tropical longhorn beetles species that would be centerpieces of any zoo's insect section.
  6. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member

    15 Jul 2010
    Gone through the video myself and listed what I think the species in the order they appear:

    1. Collared aracari Pteroglossus torquatus
    2. Anhinga Anhinga anhinga
    3. Geoffroy's spider monkey Ateles geoffroyi
    4. Spectacled caiman Caiman crocodilus
    5. Golden orb-weaving spider Nephila sp., possibly Nephila clavipes
    6. Green iguana Iguana iguana
    7. Female plumed basilisk Basiliscus plumifrons
    8. Spectacled caiman
    9. Either rufescent or bare-throated tiger-heron Tigrisoma sp.
    10. Geoffroy's spider monkey
    11. Collared peccary Pecari tajacu
    12. Geoffroy's spider monkey
    13. Grey-necked wood-rail Aramides cajaneus
    14. Scarlet macaw Ara macao
    15. Baird's tapir Tapirus bairdii
    16. Male plumed basilisk
    17. Spectacled caiman
    18. Baird's tapir
    19. Possibly a black river turtle Rhinoclemmys funerea
    20. Central American squirrel monkey Saimiri oerstedii
    21. Anhinga
    22. Collared peccary
    23. Chestnut-mandibled toucan Ramphastos ambiguus
    24. White-throated capuchin monkey Cebus capucinus
    25. Common black-hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
    26. Spectacled caiman
    27. Pale morph reddish egret Egretta rufescens
    28. Mantled howler monkey Alouatta palliata
    29. Baird's tapir
    30. White-nosed coati Nasua narica
    31. Mantled howler monkey
    32. Harlequin beetle Acrocinus longimanus
    33. Chestnut-mandibled toucan
    34. Northern tamandua Tamandua mexicana
    35. Termite Isoptera
    36. Eyelash pit viper Bothriechis schlegelii
    37. Scarlet macaw
    38. Baird's tapir
    39. Geoffroy's spider monkey
    40. Northern tamandua
    41. Baird's tapir
    42. Chestnut-mandibled toucan
  7. temp

    temp Well-Known Member

    5 Jul 2014
    Easily confused, but notice gracile overall shape ("jizz" in birders terms), limited amount of bare ocular skin, relatively gracile beak with light bluish-gray base, and light-colored legs. All identify it as an immature/juvenile little blue heron.