how many species of birds in costa rica

Mockingbirds and thrashers edit

A family of passerine birds known as the mimids includes the New World catbirds, tremblers, mockingbirds, and thrashers. These birds are distinguished by their vocalizations, particularly their capacity to mimic a diverse range of outdoor sounds and birds. Their coloring tends towards dull-grays and browns.

Crows, jays, and magpies edit White-throated magpie-jay

Crows, ravens, jays, choughs, magpies, treepies, nutcrackers, and ground jays are all members of the Corvidae family. Among the Passeriformes, corvids are larger than average in size, and some of the larger species exhibit high levels of intelligence.

Tapaculos edit

There are several species of tapaculos, small suboscine passeriform birds, in South and Central America. These are terrestrial species with limited ability to fly due to their small wings. Their robust limbs are perfectly adapted to their natural habitat of grasslands or dense forests. The tail is cocked and pointed towards the head.

  • Silvery-fronted tapaculo, Scytalopus argentifrons (E-R)

Antpittas edit

With their robust bills, short tails, and powerful, longish legs, antpittas resemble true pittas.

Oystercatchers edit

Large and noisy, resembling plovers, oystercatchers use their powerful bills to smash or pry open mollusks.

  • American oystercatcher, Haematopus palliatus

Troupials and allies edit Great-tailed grackle Montezuma oropendola

New World blackbirds, New World orioles, and grackles are among the small to medium-sized, frequently colorful, passerine birds that are unique to the New World and belong to the icterid family. The majority of species have predominantly black plumage, which is frequently accented by red, orange, or yellow.

Thrushes and allies edit Sooty robin

A group of passerine birds found mostly in the Old World are called thrushes. They are small to medium-sized, plump, soft-plumed insectivores, or occasionally omnivores, that frequently graze on the ground. Many have attractive songs.

Grebes edit

Grebes are small to medium-large freshwater diving birds. They have lobed toes and are excellent swimmers and divers. But because they have their feet positioned far back on the body, they are quite awkward when walking on land.


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