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Scarlet-rumped Tanager

(Ramphocelus passerinii)

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Male is small black bird with red rump and light gray or pale blue bill with dark tip; female is yellowish olive or brownish olive with grayish head and throat, and orangish yellow rump, chest, and belly; females on Pacific slope similar but with chest and rump more orange; to 16cm (6.5in). (Tangara Lomiescarlata, Sargento).


Low and middle elevations Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in trees, thickets, shrubs in more open habitats such as forest edges, pastures, and gardens.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National 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.

Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii), Costa Rica