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Speckled Tanager

(Tangara guttata)

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Small greenish bird heavily spotted with black on head, back, and chest; wings and tail black with green edging; yellow face; whitish belly; to 13 cm (5.25 in). (Tangara Moteada).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy and shrubs usually in more open wooded sites such as forest edges, clearings, shady gardens.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Manuel Antonio 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.

Speckled Tanager (Tangara guttata), Costa Rica