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Chestnut-headed Oropendola

(Psarocolius wagleri)

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Identification:

Large dark brown bird with black back and wings; yellow-edged tail; large whitish bill; to 35cm (14in); male larger than female. (Oropéndola Cabecicastaña, Oropéndola).

Habitat:

Low and middle elevations Caribbean and parts of southern Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in forest interior and in semi-open sites such as forest edges, clearings, treeplantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
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.


Chestnut-headed Oropendola (Psarocolius wagleri), Costa Rica