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White-whiskered Puffbird

(Malacoptila panamensis)

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Smallish, puffy-Iooking cinnamon-brown bird with streaked chest / belly; whitish feathers above and below bill; fine light brown spots / streaks on head; largish bill, dark above, lighter below; female similar to male, but darker, grayish brown; to 19cm (7.5in). (Buco Barbón).


Low and some middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in forest interior and along forest edges, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National 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.

White-whiskered Puffbird (Malacoptila panamensis), Costa Rica