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Common Bush-Tanager

(Chlorospingus ophthalmicus)

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Small greenish olive bird with brown head, gray throat, yellowish olive chest, whitish belly; small white patch behind eye; to 14cm (5.5in). (Tangara de Monte Ojerruda).


Higher elevations, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in florest interior and in more open, wooded sites such as forest edges, tree plantations, clearings.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja 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.

Common Bush-Tanager (Chlorospingus ophthalmicus), Costa Rica