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Long-tailed Tyrant

(Colonia colonus)

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Small black bird with whitish forehead and gray head-cap, neck, and back; very long black tail; to 15cm (6 in), plus tail adds up to another 10cm (4 in). (Mosquero Coludo).


Low elevation wet forests, Caribbean slope; found in tree canopy in semi-open sites such as forest edges, clearings, tree plantations, along waterways.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Tortuguero National 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 Tyrant (Colonia colonus), Costa Rica