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Banded-backed Wren

(Campylorhynchus zonatus)

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Small black-and-whitish-barred bird (fairly large, however, for a wren) with white throat / chest with dark spots; light brown belly and legs; thin bill grayish above, light brown below; to 17 cm (6.5 in). (Soterrey Matraquero).


Low and middle elevations wet forests. Caribbean slope; prelers more open sites such as forest edges, clearings, tree plantations, along waterways, vegetation around human settlements.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
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.

Banded-backed Wren (Campylorhynchus zonatus), Costa Rica