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Masked Tityra

(Tityra semifasciata)

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Mid-sized gray bird with black-tipped red bill, red skin around eye, and broad black bar on wing and tail; male with black on chin, forehead, and behind eye; white chest / belly; female is gray brown with whitish throat and gray chest / belly; to 20cm (8 in). (Tityra Carirroja, Calandria).


Low and middle elevation forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy,usually in more open sites such as forest edges, clearings, tree plantations, along waterways.

Found in the following Parks:

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).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
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.

Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata), Costa Rica