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Red-capped Manakin

(Pipra mentalis)

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Identification:

Female is small olive,green bird with lighter belly, brownish legs and small brownish bill; male is black with red head and yellow thighs; 10cm (4 in). (Saltarín Cabecirrojo).

Habitat:

Low elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found low in trees in forest interior and around more open sites such as forest edges, clearings.

Found in the following Parks:

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


Red-capped Manakin (Pipra mentalis), Costa Rica