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Snowy Cotinga

(Carpodectes nitidus)

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Mid-sized white or light gray bird with dark bill; male is pale gray above, white below; female is grayish with light gray or whitish chest / belly; to 22 cm (9 in). (The Yellow-billed Cotinga, which resembles the Snowy Cotinga but has a yellow bill, occurs only over the southern Pacific slope.) (Cotinga Nivosa).


Low elevation wet forests, Caribbean slope; found in tree canopy, particularly in more open wooded areas - forest edges, 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.

Snowy Cotinga (Carpodectes nitidus), Costa Rica