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Sooty-capped Bush-tanager

(Chlorospingus pileatus)

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Small greenish olive bird with black head, gray throat, yellowish olive chest, whitish / pale gray belly; white stripe above and behind eye; to 13cm (5.25in). (Tangara de Monte Cejiblanca).


High elevations mostly over southern half of the country; found in tree canopy and shrubs in forest interior and more open sites such as forest edges, clearings, and brushy areas above treeline.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano 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.

Sooty-capped Bush-tanager (Chlorospingus pileatus), Costa Rica