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Green Parrot Snake

(Leptophis ahaetulla)

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The Green Parrot Snake is also called Green Tree Snake. A slender snake, bright green on top; belly ranges from lighter green to whitish; chin often light blue; black eyestripe in many Costa Rican individuals; large yellow and black eyes;t o 2m (6.5ft). (Culebra Lora).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found on ground and in small trees and shrubs, usually near water.

Found in the following Parks:

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

Green Parrot Snake (Leptophis ahaetulla), Costa Rica