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DESCRIPTION

TALAMANCA HIGHLANDS

COSTA RICA
LOCALE

# Species*:127
# Excl Vagrants*:127
# Endemics*:1
# Near Endemics*:39
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Cloud forest, paramo

SPECIALTY BIRDS LIST

List of species at this locale that are endemic (E), near endemic (NE), have restricted ranges in the country (RR), or that occur only locally (LC) in the country. Table also shows species with globally threatened or endangered status according to the IUCN.*

color codes

1Black GuanChamaepetes unicolorNENT
2Ruddy PigeonPatagioenas subvinacea V
3Maroon-chested Ground DoveParaclaravis mondetouraLC 
4Buff-fronted Quail-DoveZentrygon costaricensisNE 
5Chiriqui Quail-DoveZentrygon chiriquensisNE 
6Dusky NightjarAntrostomus saturatusNE 
7Magnificent HummingbirdEugenes fulgensRR 
8Fiery-throated HummingbirdPanterpe insignisNE 
9Gray-tailed Mountain-gem**Lampornis cinereicaudaE 
10Volcano HummingbirdSelasphorus flammulaNE 
11Scintillant HummingbirdSelasphorus scintillaNE 
12Stripe-tailed HummingbirdEupherusa eximiaLC 
13White-tailed EmeraldElvira chionuraNE 
14Ornate Hawk-EagleSpizaetus ornatus NT
15Costa Rican Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium costaricanumNE 
16Striped OwlAsio clamatorLC 
17Resplendent QuetzalPharomachrus mocinno NT
18Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorusRR 
19Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosusRR 
20Red-fronted ParrotletTouit costaricensisNEV
21Sulphur-winged ParakeetPyrrhura hoffmanniNE 
22Silvery-fronted TapaculoScytalopus argentifronsNE 
23Buffy TuftedcheekPseudocolaptes lawrenciiRR 
24Streak-breasted TreehunterThripadectes rufobrunneusNE 
25Ruddy TreerunnerMargarornis rubiginosusNE 
26Barred BecardPachyramphus versicolorRR 
27Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi NT
28Dark PeweeContopus lugubrisNE 
29Ochraceous PeweeContopus ochraceusNE 
30Black-capped FlycatcherEmpidonax atricepsNE 
31Golden-bellied FlycatcherMyiodynastes hemichrysusNE 
32Yellow-winged VireoVireo carmioliNE 
33Brown-capped VireoVireo leucophrysRR 
34Silvery-throated JayCyanolyca argentigulaNE 
35Ochraceous WrenTroglodytes ochraceusNE 
36Timberline WrenThryorchilus browniNE 
37Black-faced SolitaireMyadestes melanopsNE 
38Black-billed Nightingale-ThrushCatharus gracilirostrisNE 
39Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelina NT
40Sooty ThrushTurdus nigrescensNE 
41Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcherPhainoptila melanoxanthaNE 
42Long-tailed Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys caudatusNE 
43Golden-browed ChlorophoniaChlorophonia callophrysNE 
44Yellow-bellied SiskinSpinus xanthogastrusLC 
45Sooty-capped ChlorospingusChlorospingus pileatusNE 
46Volcano JuncoJunco vulcaniNE 
47Large-footed FinchPezopetes capitalisNE 
48Yellow-thighed BrushfinchAtlapetes tibialisNE 
49Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysoptera NT
50Flame-throated WarblerOreothlypis gutturalisNE 
51Black-cheeked WarblerBasileuterus melanogenysNE 
52Collared RedstartMyioborus torquatusNE 
53WrenthrushZeledonia coronataNE 
54Flame-colored TanagerPiranga bidentataRR 
55Blue SeedeaterAmaurospiza concolorLC 
56Spangle-cheeked TanagerTangara dowiiNE 
57Slaty FlowerpiercerDiglossa plumbeaNE 
58Slaty FinchSpodiornis rusticaLC 
59Peg-billed FinchAcanthidops bairdiNE 

 * 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.

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

DISTRIBUTION CODES

EEndemic
LCLocal
NENear Endemic
RRRange Restricted

STATUS CODES

NTNear Threatened
VVulnerable
ENEndangered
CRCritically Endangered