Bird life in Costa Rica is great, I saw a lot of birds in the different places that I visited. Here are some pictures.

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Costa Rica

Lampornis calolaemus
Male Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (713k)
Lampornis calolaemus
Male (right) and female (left) Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (762k)
Lampornis calolaemus
Female Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (653k)
Lampornis calolaemus
Male Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (635k)
Heliodoxa jacula
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula, german: Grünstirn-Brillantkolibri, french: Brillant fer-de-lance). (651k)
Heliodoxa jacula
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula, german: Grünstirn-Brillantkolibri, french: Brillant fer-de-lance). (1470k)
Chlorostilbon canivetii
Canivet's Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii, german: Gabelschwanz-Smaragdkolibri, french: Émeraude de Canivet). (787k)
Phaethornis guy
Nesting Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy, german: Grüner Schattenkolibri, french: Ermite vert). (632k)
Campylopterus hemileucurus
Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus, german: Violettdegenflügel, french: Campyloptère violet). (790k)
Galbula ruficauda
Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda, french: Jacamar à queue rousse). (580k)
Myiothlypis fulvicauda
Buff-rumped Warbler (Myiothlypis fulvicauda, german: Schmätzerwaldsänger, french: Paruline à croupion fauve). (755k)
Troglodytes aedon
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon, german: Hauszaunkönig, french: Troglodyte familier). (611k)
Contopus sordidulus
Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus, german: Westlicher Waldtyrann, french: Pioui de l'Ouest). (854k)
Myiopagis viridicata
Greenish Elaenia (Myiopagis viridicata, french: Élénie verdâtre). (588k)
Setophaga dominica
Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica, german: Goldkehl-Waldsänger, french: Paruline à gorge jaune). (646k)
Zonotrichia capensis
Male Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis, german: Morgenammer, french: Bruant chingolo). (787k)
Arremonops conirostris
Black-striped Sparrow (Arremonops conirostris). (811k)
Progne chalybea
Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea, french: Hirondelle chalybée). (325k)
Myiozetetes similis
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis, french: Tyran sociable). (740k)
Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus, french: Bécarde cannelle). (655k)
Tyrannus tyrannus
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, german: Königstyrann, french: Tyran tritri). (230k)
Euphonia luteicapilla
Yellow-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia luteicapilla, french: Organiste à calotte jaune). (615k)
Sporophila corvina
Female Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina, french: Sporophile variable). (779k)
Sporophila corvina
Male Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina, french: Sporophile variable). (818k)
Sporophila morelleti
Male Morelet's Seedeater (Sporophila morelleti). (700k)
Chlorophanes spiza
Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza, french: Tangara émeraude). (711k)
Thraupis episcopus
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus, german: Blautangare, french: Tangara évêque). (468k)
Ramphocelus passerinii
Female Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii, french: Tangara à croupion rouge). (756k)
Ramphocelus passerinii
Male (center) and female Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii, french: Tangara à croupion rouge). (577k)
Piranga olivacea
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea, german: Scharlachtangare, french: Piranga écarlate). (821k)
Caryothraustes poliogaster
Black-faced Grosbeak (Caryothraustes poliogaster, french: Cardinal à ventre blanc). (646k)
Dives dives
Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives, french: Quiscale chanteur). (441k)
Tyrannus tyrannus
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, german: Königstyrann, french: Tyran tritri). (762k)
Tyrannus melancholicus
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus, german: Trauertyrann, french: Tyran mélancolique). (599k)
Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi), gathering nesting material. (490k)
Turdus grayi
Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi, german: Gilbdrossel, french: Merle fauve). (1079k)
Tityra semifasciata
Female Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata, french: Tityre masqué). (697k)
Tityra semifasciata
Male Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata, french: Tityre masqué). (1221k)
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi, german: Weißstirntaube, french: Colombe de Verreaux). (736k)
Patagioenas flavirostris
Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris, german: Rotschnabeltaube, french: Pigeon à bec rouge). (519k)
Patagioenas cayennensis
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis, german: Rotrückentaube, french: Pigeon rousset). (262k)
Momotus lessonii
Blue-diademed Motmot (Momotus lessonii, french: Motmot de Lesson). (802k)
Momotus lessonii
Blue-diademed Motmot (Momotus lessonii, french: Motmot de Lesson). (546k)
Megaceryle torquata
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata, german: Rotbrustfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur à ventre roux). (753k)
Chloroceryle americana
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana, german: Grünfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur vert). (615k)
Chloroceryle inda
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda, german: Zweifarbenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur bicolore). (819k)
Dendrocincla fuliginosa
Plain-brown Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla fuliginosa, french: Grimpar enfumé). (908k)
Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii, french: Grimpar de Souleyet). (616k)
Melanerpes hoffmannii
Hoffmann's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii, german: Hoffmannspecht, french: Pic de Hoffmann). (529k)
Melanerpes pucherani
Female Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani, german: Schläfenfleckspecht, french: Pic de Pucheran). (843k)
Melanerpes pucherani
Male Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani, german: Schläfenfleckspecht, french: Pic de Pucheran). (525k)
Trogon rufus
Female Black-throated Trogon(Trogon rufus, french: Trogon aurore). (726k)
Trogon rufus
Male Black-throated Trogon(Trogon rufus, french: Trogon aurore). (729k)
Trogon rufus
Male Black-throated Trogon(Trogon rufus, french: Trogon aurore) eating an insect. (813k)
Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Northern Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus, german: Laucharassari, french: Toucanet émeraude). (652k)
Quiscalus mexicanus
Great-tailed Grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (593k)
Quiscalus mexicanus
Female Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (692k)
Quiscalus mexicanus
Male Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (791k)
Psilorhinus morio
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio, french: Geai enfumé). (829k)
Psarocolius montezuma
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma, german: Montezumastirnvogel, french: Cassique de Montezuma). (724k)
Nests Montezuma Oropendola
Nests of Montezuma Oropendola. (1005k)
Piaya cayana
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana, french: Piaye écureuil). (864k)
Procnias tricarunculatus
Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculatus, french: Araponga tricaronculé). (612k)
Eupsittula nana
Olive-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula nana, french: Conure aztèque). (608k)
Eupsittula nana
Olive-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula nana, french: Conure aztèque). (712k)
Amazona farinosa
Mealy Amazons (Amazona farinosa, german: Mülleramazone, french: Amazone poudrée). (394k)
Actitis macularius
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius, german: Drosseluferläufer, french: Chevalier grivelé). (825k)
Jacana spinosa
Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa, german: Gelbstirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana du Mexique). (793k)
Jacana spinosa
Head of a Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa, german: Gelbstirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana du Mexique). (551k)
Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla, german: Aztekenmöwe, french: Mouette atricille). (697k)
Pteroglossus torquatus
Collared Araçari (Pteroglossus torquatus, german: Halsbandarassari, french: Araçari à collier). (868k)
Ramphastos sulfuratus
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus, german: Fischertukan, french: Toucan à carène). (615k)
Ramphastos sulfuratus
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus, german: Fischertukan, french: Toucan à carène). (1076k)
Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii, german: Swainson-Tukan, french: Toucan de Swainson). (978k)
Ara ambiguus
Great Green Macaws (Ara ambiguus, german: Großer Soldatenara, french: Ara de Buffon) in flight. (360k)
Aramides albiventris
Russet-naped Wood Rail (Aramides albiventris). (652k)
Tinamus major
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major, german: Großtinamu, french: Grand Tinamou). (875k)
Crax rubra
Male Great Curassow (Crax rubra, german: Tuberkelhokko, french: Grand Hocco). (803k)
Ortalis cinereiceps
Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps, french: Ortalide à tête grise). (861k)
Ortalis cinereiceps
Closer view of the Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps, french: Ortalide à tête grise). (842k)
Cairina moschata
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata, german: Moschusente, french: Canard musqué). (744k)
Anhinga anhinga
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique). (897k)
Anhinga anhinga
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique) drying its wings. (578k)
Anhinga anhinga
Head of the Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique). The blue around the eye indicates it is breeding. (544k)
Butorides virescens
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (730k)
Butorides virescens
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (646k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Juvenile Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (884k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (588k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (957k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (938k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Pair of Bare-throated Tiger Herons (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (917k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (761k)
Fregata magnificens
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregattvogel, french: Frégate superbe). (377k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (680k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (318k)

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