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COSTA RICA
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# Species:214
# Excl Vagrants:214
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:5
Habitat: Open forest, river

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

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Tinamous: Tinamidae

1Great TinamouTinamus major
2Little TinamouCrypturellus soui

 
Ducks: Anatidae

3Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalis
4Muscovy DuckCairina moschata
5Masked DuckNomonyx dominicus

 
Guans, Chachalacas, and Curassows: Cracidae

6Gray-headed ChachalacaOrtalis cinereiceps
7Crested GuanPenelope purpurascens
8Great CurassowCrax rubra

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

9Red-billed PigeonPatagioenas flavirostris
10Short-billed PigeonPatagioenas nigrirostris
11Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacoti
12Gray-chested DoveLeptotila cassinii

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

13Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris
14Squirrel CuckooPiaya cayana
15/Yellow-billed Cuckoo/Coccyzus americanus
16|Black-billed Cuckoo|Coccyzus erythropthalmus

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

17Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
18Common PauraqueNyctidromus albicollis
19/Chuck-will's-widow/Antrostomus carolinensis

 
Potoos: Nyctibiidae

20Common PotooNyctibius griseus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

21Chestnut-collared SwiftStreptoprocne rutila
22White-collared SwiftStreptoprocne zonaris
23Gray-rumped SwiftChaetura cinereiventris
24Lesser Swallow-tailed SwiftPanyptila cayennensis

 
Hummingbirds: Trochilidae

25White-necked JacobinFlorisuga mellivora
26Long-billed HermitPhaethornis longirostris
27Little Hermit
(Stripe-throated Hermit)
Phaethornis striigularis
28Purple-crowned FairyHeliothryx barroti
29Green-breasted MangoAnthracothorax prevostii
30/Ruby-throated Hummingbird/Archilochus colubris
31Scaly-breasted HummingbirdPhaeochroa cuvierii
32Bronze-tailed PlumeleteerChalybura urochrysia
33Crowned WoodnymphThalurania fannyi
34Rufous-tailed HummingbirdAmazilia tzacatl

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

35Gray-cowled Wood-RailAramides cajaneus
36White-throated CrakeLaterallus albigularis

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

37Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius

 
Sunbittern: Eurypygidae

38SunbitternEurypyga helias

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

39Wood StorkMycteria americana

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

40Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

41AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

42Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

43Fasciated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma fasciatum
44Bare-throated Tiger-HeronTigrisoma mexicanum
45/Great Blue Heron/Ardea herodias
46Great EgretArdea alba
47Snowy EgretEgretta thula
48/Little Blue Heron/Egretta caerulea
49Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
50Green HeronButorides virescens

 
New World Vultures: Cathartidae

51Black VultureCoragyps atratus
52Turkey VultureCathartes aura
53King VultureSarcoramphus papa

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

54/Osprey/Pandion haliaetus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

55White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
56Gray-headed KiteLeptodon cayanensis
57Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
58Black Hawk-EagleSpizaetus tyrannus
59Double-toothed KiteHarpagus bidentatus
60Roadside HawkRupornis magnirostris
61Gray HawkButeo plagiatus
62/Broad-winged Hawk/Buteo platypterus
63Short-tailed HawkButeo brachyurus
64|Swainson's Hawk|Buteo swainsoni
65Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus

 
Owls: Strigidae

66Crested OwlLophostrix cristata
67Spectacled OwlPulsatrix perspicillata

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

68Slaty-tailed TrogonTrogon massena
69Gartered TrogonTrogon caligatus
70Black-throated TrogonTrogon rufus

 
Motmots: Momotidae

71Rufous MotmotBaryphthengus martii
72Broad-billed MotmotElectron platyrhynchum

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

73Ringed KingfisherMegaceryle torquata
74/Belted Kingfisher/Megaceryle alcyon
75Amazon KingfisherChloroceryle amazona
76American Pygmy KingfisherChloroceryle aenea
77Green KingfisherChloroceryle americana

 
Puffbirds: Bucconidae

78White-necked PuffbirdNotharchus hyperrhynchus
79Pied PuffbirdNotharchus tectus

 
Jacamars: Galbulidae

80Rufous-tailed JacamarGalbula ruficauda

 
Toucans: Ramphastidae

81Collared AracariPteroglossus torquatus
82Yellow-throated ToucanRamphastos ambiguus
83Keel-billed ToucanRamphastos sulfuratus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

84/Yellow-bellied Sapsucker/Sphyrapicus varius
85Black-cheeked WoodpeckerMelanerpes pucherani
86Pale-billed WoodpeckerCampephilus guatemalensis
87Lineated WoodpeckerDryocopus lineatus
88Rufous-winged WoodpeckerPiculus simplex

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

89Barred Forest-FalconMicrastur ruficollis
90Collared Forest-FalconMicrastur semitorquatus
91Crested CaracaraCaracara cheriway
92Laughing FalconHerpetotheres cachinnans
93Bat FalconFalco rufigularis
94/Peregrine Falcon/Falco peregrinus

 
Parrots: Psittacidae

95Orange-chinned ParakeetBrotogeris jugularis
96Brown-hooded ParrotPyrilia haematotis
97White-crowned ParrotPionus senilis
98Red-lored ParrotAmazona autumnalis
99Mealy ParrotAmazona farinosa
100Olive-throated ParakeetEupsittula nana
101Great Green MacawAra ambiguus
102Crimson-fronted ParakeetPsittacara finschi

 
Typical Antbirds: Thamnophilidae

103Fasciated AntshrikeCymbilaimus lineatus
104Great AntshrikeTaraba major
105Chestnut-backed AntbirdPoliocrania exsul

 
Ovenbirds and Woodcreepers: Furnariidae

106Wedge-billed WoodcreeperGlyphorynchus spirurus
107Northern Barred-WoodcreeperDendrocolaptes sanctithomae
108Cocoa WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus susurrans
109Black-striped WoodcreeperXiphorhynchus lachrymosus
110Streak-headed WoodcreeperLepidocolaptes souleyetii

 
Manakins: Pipridae

111White-collared ManakinManacus candei

 
Cotingas: Cotingidae

112Snowy CotingaCarpodectes nitidus

 
Tityras and Allies: Tityridae

113Black-crowned TityraTityra inquisitor
114Masked TityraTityra semifasciata

 
Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae

115Ochre-bellied FlycatcherMionectes oleagineus
116Slate-headed Tody-Tyrant
(Slate-headed Tody-Flycatcher)
Poecilotriccus sylvia
117Common Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum cinereum
118Black-headed Tody-FlycatcherTodirostrum nigriceps
119Eye-ringed FlatbillRhynchocyclus brevirostris
120Yellow-olive FlycatcherTolmomyias sulphurescens
121Brown-capped TyrannuletOrnithion brunneicapillus
122Yellow-bellied ElaeniaElaenia flavogaster
123Torrent TyrannuletSerpophaga cinerea
124Paltry TyrannuletZimmerius vilissimus
125|Olive-sided Flycatcher|Contopus cooperi
126|Western Wood-Pewee|Contopus sordidulus
127|Eastern Wood-Pewee|Contopus virens
128Tropical PeweeContopus cinereus
129/Yellow-bellied Flycatcher/Empidonax flaviventris
130|Acadian Flycatcher|Empidonax virescens
131Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans
132Long-tailed TyrantColonia colonus
133Bright-rumped AttilaAttila spadiceus
134Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculifer
135/Great Crested Flycatcher/Myiarchus crinitus
136Great KiskadeePitangus sulphuratus
137Boat-billed FlycatcherMegarynchus pitangua
138Social FlycatcherMyiozetetes similis
139Gray-capped FlycatcherMyiozetetes granadensis
140White-ringed FlycatcherConopias albovittatus
141Sulphur-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes luteiventris
142(Piratic Flycatcher)Legatus leucophaius
143Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
144|Eastern Kingbird|Tyrannus tyrannus

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

145Lesser GreenletPachysilvia decurtata
146/Yellow-throated Vireo/Vireo flavifrons
147Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioli
148/Philadelphia Vireo/Vireo philadelphicus
149|Red-eyed Vireo|Vireo olivaceus
150Yellow-green VireoVireo flavoviridis

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

151Brown JayPsilorhinus morio

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

152Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
153Southern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx ruficollis
154/Tree Swallow/Tachycineta bicolor
155Mangrove SwallowTachycineta albilinea
156|Cliff Swallow|Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

 
Gnatcatchers: Polioptilidae

157Long-billed GnatwrenRamphocaenus melanurus
158Tropical GnatcatcherPolioptila plumbea

 
Wrens: Troglodytidae

159House WrenTroglodytes aedon
160Band-backed WrenCampylorhynchus zonatus
161Black-throated WrenPheugopedius atrogularis
162Stripe-breasted WrenCantorchilus thoracicus
163Bay WrenCantorchilus nigricapillus
164White-breasted Wood-WrenHenicorhina leucosticta

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

165|Swainson's Thrush|Catharus ustulatus
166/Wood Thrush/Hylocichla mustelina
167Clay-colored ThrushTurdus grayi

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

168Yellow-crowned EuphoniaEuphonia luteicapilla
169Olive-backed EuphoniaEuphonia gouldi

 
New World Sparrows: Passerellidae

170Black-striped SparrowArremonops conirostris
171Orange-billed SparrowArremon aurantiirostris

 
Troupials and Allies: Icteridae

172Chestnut-headed OropendolaPsarocolius wagleri
173Montezuma OropendolaPsarocolius montezuma
174Scarlet-rumped CaciqueCacicus uropygialis
175Black-cowled OrioleIcterus prosthemelas
176/Baltimore Oriole/Icterus galbula
177Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
178Melodious BlackbirdDives dives
179Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus

 
New World Warblers: Parulidae

180/Louisiana Waterthrush/Parkesia motacilla
181/Northern Waterthrush/Parkesia noveboracensis
182/Golden-winged Warbler/Vermivora chrysoptera
183/Tennessee Warbler/Leiothlypis peregrina
184Olive-crowned YellowthroatGeothlypis semiflava
185/Common Yellowthroat/Geothlypis trichas
186/Bay-breasted Warbler/Setophaga castanea
187/Chestnut-sided Warbler/Setophaga pensylvanica
188/Yellow-throated Warbler/Setophaga dominica
189Buff-rumped WarblerMyiothlypis fulvicauda

 
Cardinals and Allies: Cardinalidae

190/Summer Tanager/Piranga rubra
191|Scarlet Tanager|Piranga olivacea
192Red-throated Ant-TanagerHabia fuscicauda
193Black-faced GrosbeakCaryothraustes poliogaster
194Blue-black GrosbeakCyanoloxia cyanoides

 
Tanagers and Allies: Thraupidae

195White-shouldered TanagerTachyphonus luctuosus
196White-lined TanagerTachyphonus rufus
197Crimson-collared TanagerRamphocelus sanguinolentus
198Scarlet-rumped TanagerRamphocelus passerinii
199Blue-gray TanagerThraupis episcopus
200Palm TanagerThraupis palmarum
201Golden-hooded TanagerStilpnia larvata
202Silver-throated TanagerTangara icterocephala
203Blue DacnisDacnis cayana
204Shining HoneycreeperCyanerpes lucidus
205Red-legged HoneycreeperCyanerpes cyaneus
206Green HoneycreeperChlorophanes spiza
207Black-and-yellow TanagerChrysothlypis chrysomelas
208Blue-black GrassquitVolatinia jacarina
209Variable SeedeaterSporophila corvina
210BananaquitCoereba flaveola
211Buff-throated SaltatorSaltator maximus
212Black-headed SaltatorSaltator atriceps
213Grayish SaltatorSaltator coerulescens
214Slate-colored GrosbeakSaltator grossus

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.

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()Breeding Season Only
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