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Does Choco Screech-Owl Occur in Costa Rica?

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It was eventually accepted as a separate species after genetic studies also revealed large differences (over 8%) between birds from central Panama to northern South America and birds from western Panama north to Mexico. But why include it if it only occurs from central Panama to Ecuador?

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May Warblers, Costa Rican Style

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A bird of the high elevation cloud forest, this stunner only occurs in Costa Rica and western Panama. Formerly lumped with the Three-striped Warbler of the Andes, when it was split, the Costa Rican Warbler joined the ranks of other birds endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama. Slate-throated Redstart. Costa Rican Warbler.

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Spectacled Petrel Surprise- New Species for Costa Rica!

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The most recent additions have included edge-loving birds like the Crimson-backed Tanager , an expected species that was finally documented for the country within the past year, and Bare-faced Ibis , an aquatic edge species also recently documented for Panama.

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Costa Rica?s Almost Endemic Trogon

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Of those, two are only found in Costa Rica and Panama, the near threatened Baird’s Trogon of which is nearly exclusive to Costa Rica. Like several other species, this fancy one evolved to live in the humid forests of southern Costa Rica and adjacent Panama.

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The Top 25 Target Birds to Look for in Costa Rica

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We have several quail-dove species in Costa Rica, this one is only found in cloud forest here and in western Panama. This sprite made it onto the list because its the smallest bird in Costa Rica and is maybe easier here than in western Panama. In some spots, this amazing bird even visits feeders. Buff-fronted Quail-Dove. Volcano Junco.

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Casa Tangara dowii, Costa Rica, or over the Misty Mountains cold

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A movement among bromelias, a hummingbird… it’s the Purple-throated Mountain-gem , Serge IDs it, a regional endemic that Costa Rica shares with neighbouring Nicaragua and Panama. Seeing the way this goes, I decided not to send her a photo of Serge. Okay, no more waiting, off to lunch in the Savegre River Valley we go… To be continued.

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Birds of Costa Rica by Dyer and N. G. Howell

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Next to me was a copy of “Birds of Central America” with a somewhat longish subtitle “Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama” by Vallely and Dyer from 2018.