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Scrub Euphonia

(Euphonia affinis)

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Male is very small bluish black bird with black throat, yellow forehead, and yellow chest / belly; female is olive-greenish with lighter green to yellowish chest / belly, grayish on top of head; 9.5 cm (3.75 in). (Eufonia Gargantinegra, Monjita, Agüio).


Low and middle elevations, northern Pacific slope; found in tree canopy in semi-open wooded sites such as forest edges and trees along waterways, and in open habitats with scattered trees.

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.

Scrub Euphonia (Euphonia affinis), Costa Rica