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Bronzed Cowbird

(Molothrus aeneus)

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Mid-sized blackish bird with greenish, bluish, or bronze gloss, black bill, red eyes; female is duller, browner; male especially has conspicuous area of raised feathers on back of neck; 20cm (8 in). (Vaquero Ojirojo).


Low and middle elevations, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in very open, deforested sites such as agricultural areas, pastures, along roads, in town parks, near human settlements.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

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.

Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus), Costa Rica