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Striped Cuckoo

(Tapera naevia)

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Mid-sized brown bird with short bushycrest; whitish stripe above eye; black-striped brown back; whitish to light brownish chest; smallish down-curved bill; to 30cm (12in). (Cuclillo Listado).


Lower elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in trees and on the ground in more open sites, forest edges, pastures, plantations, and scrub areas.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
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.

Striped Cuckoo (Tapera naevia), Costa Rica