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Yellow-throated Euphonia

(Euphonia hirundinacea)

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Male is very small bluish black bird with yellow forehead and yellow throat, chest, and belly; female is greenish olive with yellowish throat, greenish yellow chest, whitish belly; 10 cm (4in). (Eufonia Gorgiamarilla).


Low and middle elevations, northern Pacific slope; found in tree canopy in drier areas in trees along waterways, and in wetter areas, in semi-open sites such as forest edges, clearings, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional 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.

Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea), Costa Rica