BIRDS OF COSTA RICA

PHOTO LIBRARY INDEX

            

Welcome to MRF's Costa Rican Bird Photo Library!  In the event that you have reached this page without first visiting the introductory page, please click here for some important background information about this site.

Most of the species accounts are incomplete, as they are largely based on photos collected during a single two-week period in April 2008.  Also, as noted on the introductory page, some of the ageing and sexing commentary is speculative, as details on the moult patterns of many Central American species remain poorly understood.  However, we hope to expand coverage over time, and welcome contributions from other banders and birders who may be able to expand on the documentation of these species, or others that we have not yet been able to photograph at all.

Questions or comments are welcome at CRbirds@migrationresearch.org

Current species list (underlined species are available):
[NOTE:  species profiles are gradually being added ... thank you for your patience]

ENGLISH NAME SPANISH NAME LATIN NAME
PIGEONS, DOVES    
Ruddy Quail-Dove Paloma-Perdiz Rojiza Geotrygon montana
OWLS    
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl Mochuelo Comun Glaucidium brasilianum
HUMMINGBIRDS    
Long-billed Hermit Ermitano Colilargo Phaethornis longirostris
Bronzy Hermit Ermitano Bronceado Glaucis aeneus
TROGONS    
Black-throated Trogon Trogon Cabeciverde Trogon rufus
MOTMOTS    
Blue-crowned Motmot Momoto Comun (Pajaro Bobo) Momotus momota
KINGFISHERS    
American Pygmy Kingfisher Martin Pescador Enano Chloroceryle aenea
OVENBIRDS AND WOODCREEPERS    
Scaly-throated Leaftosser Tirahojas Barbiescamado Sclerurus guatemalensis
Plain Xenops Xenops Comun Xenops minutus
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Trepadorcito Pico de Cuna Glyphorhynchus spirurus
Cocoa Woodcreeper Trepador Gorgianteado Xiphorhynchus susurrans
Ivory-billed Woodcreeper Trepatroncos Picomarfil Xiphorhynchus flavigaster
ANTBIRDS    
Black-hooded Antshrike Batara Negruzco Thamnophilus bridgesi
Chestnut-backed Antbird Hormiguero Dorsicastano Myrmeciza exsul
Bicolored Antbird Hormiguero Bicolor Gymnopithys leucaspis
Slaty Antwren Hormiguerito Pizarroso Myrmotherula schisticolor
BECARDS AND FLYCATCHERS    
Thrushlike Schiffornis Tordo-saltarin Schiffornis turdinus
Rose-throated Becard Cabezon Plomizo Pachyramphus aglaiae
Golden-crowned Spadebill Piquichato Coronirrufo Platyrinchus coronatus
Yellow-olive Flycatcher Piquiplano Azufrado Tolmomyias sulphurescens
Northern Bentbill Piquitorcido Norteno Oncostoma cinereigulare
Ochre-bellied Flycatcher Mosquerito Aceitunado Mionectes oleagineus
Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher Mosquerito Lomiamarillo Myiobius sulphureipygius
Bright-rumped Attila Atila Lomiamarilla Attila spadiceus
Great Crested Flycatcher Copeton Viajero Myiarchus crinitus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Copeton Crestioscuro Myiarchus tuberculifer
MANAKINS    
Orange-collared Manakin Saltarin Cuellinaranja (Hombrecillo) Manacus aurantiacus
Red-capped Manakin Saltarin Cabecirrojo Pipra mentalis
VIREOS    
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo Cabecigris (Cazadora) Vireo flavoviridis
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo Ojirrojo Vireo olivaceus
Tawny-crowned Greenlet Verdillo Leonado Hylophilus ochraceiceps
GNATWRENS AND GNATCATCHERS    
Long-billed Gnatwren Soterillo Picudo Ramphocaenus melanurus
WRENS    
House Wren Soterrey Cucarachero Troglodytes aedon
THRUSHES    
Swainson's Thrush Zorzal de Swainson Catharus ustulatus
Clay-colored Robin Mirlo Pardo (Yiguirro) Turdus grayi
WARBLERS    
Chestnut-sided Warbler Reinita de Costillas Castanas Dendroica pensylvanica
Rufous-capped Warbler Reinita Cabecicastana Basileuterus rufifrons
BANANAQUIT    
Bananaquit Reinita Mielera (Pinchaflor) Coereba flaveola
TANAGERS    
Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager Tangara Hormiguera Carinegra Habia atrimaxillaris
White-shouldered Tanager Tangara Caponiblanca Tachyphonus luctuosus
Gray-headed Tanager Tangara Cabecigris Eucometis penicillata
Cherrie's Tanager Tangara Lomiescarlata (Sargento, Sangre de Toro) Ramphocelus costaricensis
Green Honeycreeper Mielero Verde (Rey de Trepadores) Chlorophanes spiza
Red-legged Honeycreeper Mielero Patirrojo (Picudo, Tucuso, Trepador) Cyanerpes cyaneus
SEEDEATERS, FINCHES, AND SPARROWS    
Thick-billed Seed-Finch Semillero Picogrueso Oryzoborus funereus
Variable Seedeater Espiguero Variable Sporophila americana
Blue-black Grassquit Semillerito Negro Azulado (Brea, Pius) Volatinia jacarina
Orange-billed Sparrow Pinzon Piquinaranja Arremon aurantiirostris
Black-striped Sparrow Pinzon Cabecilistado Arremonops conirostris
SALTATORS, GROSBEAKS, AND BUNTINGS    
Blue-black Grosbeak Picogrueso Negro Azulado Cyanocompsa cyanoides

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