Mid-sized green and white bird with long, heavy bill; conspicuous green head crest; white belly, white neek-band and throat; male has wide reddish brown bar aeross chest; to 28 cm (11 in). (Martín Pescador Amazónico, Martín Pescador).
Low elevation aquatic sites, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found along rivers, larger streams, lakes.
Found in the following Parks:
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books
The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.