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Long-tailed Manakin

(Chiroxiphia linearis)

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Female is small, olive, green bird with lighter belly, orange legs, small, black bill; male is black with blue black, red crest on head, and two very long, black tail feathers; to 12cm (5 in), plus long tail feathers. (Saltarín Colilargo, SaltarínToledo).


Low and middle elevation dry and wet forests, northern Pacific slope; found in trees in forest interior and more open areas such as forest edges, partieularly along swamps and watercourses.

Found in the following Parks:

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional 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.

Long-tailed Manakin (Chiroxiphia linearis), Costa Rica