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Squirrel Cuckoo

(Piaya cayana)

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Identification:

Large reddish brown bird with grayish belly; long tail with, on its underside, alternating bars of black and white; to 48cm (19in). (Cucu Ardilla, Pájaro Ardilla).

Habitat:

Low, middle, and some higher elevation wooded areas, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in trees in more open, wooded habitats, such as forest edges and tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional 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.


Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana), Costa Rica