Smallish duck-like bird, brownish olive and white, with black and white stripes on head and neck; longish tail; straight, nonduckishbill; to 30cm (1 ft). (Perrito de Agua, Pato Cantil).
Caribbean lowlands and some sites along southern Pacific slope; found in and along wooded streams and rivers, often in brushy areas.
Found in the following Parks:
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
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.