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Tropical Kingbird

(Tyrannus melancholicus)

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Mid-sized olive-colored bird with gray head; whitish throat; dark wings and dark, notched tail; dark bar through eye; yellow belly; reddish patch on top of head usually concealed; to 22cm (8.5in). (Pecho Amarillo, Tirano Tropical).


Low, middle, and some higher elevation sites. Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in trees in open wooded areas, such as forest edges and tree plantations, and also in more open areas such as grasslands, pastures and other agricultural sites, and near human settlements.

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.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
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.

Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus), Costa Rica