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 Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (731k)
Lampornis calolaemus
Male (right) and female (left) Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (780k)
Lampornis calolaemus
Female Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (660k)
Lampornis calolaemus
Male Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (644k)
Heliodoxa jacula
Female Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula, german: Grünstirn-Brillantkolibri, french: Brillant fer-de-lance). (660k)
Heliodoxa jacula
Male Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula, german: Grünstirn-Brillantkolibri, french: Brillant fer-de-lance). (1470k)
Chlorostilbon canivetii
Male Canivet's Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii, german: Gabelschwanz-Smaragdkolibri, french: Émeraude de Canivet). (810k)
Phaethornis guy
Nesting Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy, german: Grüner Schattenkolibri, french: Ermite vert). (645k)
Campylopterus hemileucurus
Male Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus, german: Violettdegen­flügel, french: Campyloptère violet). (830k)
Galbula ruficauda
Male Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda, french: Jacamar à queue rousse). (594k)
Myiothlypis fulvicauda
Buff-rumped Warbler (Myiothlypis fulvicauda, german: Schmätzerwald­sänger, french: Paruline à croupion fauve). (777k)
Troglodytes aedon
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon, german: Hauszaunkönig, french: Troglodyte familier). (617k)
Contopus sordidulus
Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus, german: Westlicher Waldtyrann, french: Pioui de l'Ouest). (874k)
Tyrannidae gen.
Tyrant Flycatcher (Tyrannidae gen., german: Tyrannen, french: Tyrannidés). (601k)
Todirostrum cinereum
Common Tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum, french: Todirostre familier). (648k)
Zonotrichia capensis
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis, german: Morgenammer, french: Bruant chingolo). (814k)
Arremonops conirostris
Black-striped Sparrow (Arremonops conirostris). (839k)
Progne chalybea
Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea, french: Hirondelle chalybée). (315k)
Myiozetetes similis
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis, french: Tyran sociable). (760k)
Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus, french: Bécarde cannelle). (683k)
Tyrannus tyrannus
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, german: Königstyrann, french: Tyran tritri). (204k)
Euphonia luteicapilla
Yellow-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia luteicapilla, french: Organiste à calotte jaune). (615k)
Sporophila corvina
Female Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina, french: Sporophile variable). (806k)
Sporophila corvina
Male Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina, french: Sporophile variable). (847k)
Sporophila morelleti
Male Morelet's Seedeater (Sporophila morelleti). (718k)
Chlorophanes spiza
Male Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza, french: Tangara émeraude). (726k)
Thraupis episcopus
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus, german: Blautangare, french: Tangara évêque). (473k)
Ramphocelus passerinii
Female Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii, french: Tangara à croupion rouge). (776k)
Ramphocelus passerinii
Male (center) and female Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii, french: Tangara à croupion rouge). (587k)
Piranga olivacea
Male Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea, german: Scharlachtangare, french: Piranga écarlate). (857k)
Caryothraustes poliogaster
Black-faced Grosbeak (Caryothraustes poliogaster, french: Cardinal à ventre blanc). (664k)
Dives dives
Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives, french: Quiscale chanteur). (448k)
Tyrannus tyrannus
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, german: Königstyrann, french: Tyran tritri). (762k)
Tyrannus melancholicus
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus, german: Trauertyrann, french: Tyran mélancolique). (608k)
Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi), gathering nesting material. (501k)
Turdus grayi
Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi, german: Gilbdrossel, french: Merle fauve). (1141k)
Tityra semifasciata
Female Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata, french: Tityre masqué). (741k)
Tityra semifasciata
Male Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata, french: Tityre masqué). (1222k)
Leptotila verreauxi
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi, german: Weißstirntaube, french: Colombe de Verreaux). (752k)
Patagioenas flavirostris
Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris, german: Rotschnabeltaube, french: Pigeon à bec rouge). (534k)
Patagioenas cayennensis
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis, german: Rotrückentaube, french: Pigeon rousset). (235k)
Momotus lessonii
Lesson's Motmot (Momotus lessonii, french: Motmot de Lesson). (834k)
Momotus lessonii
Lesson's Motmot (Momotus lessonii, french: Motmot de Lesson). (564k)
Megaceryle torquata
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata, german: Rotbrustfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur à ventre roux). (770k)
Chloroceryle americana
Male Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana, german: Grünfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur vert). (625k)
Chloroceryle inda
Male Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda, german: Zweifarben­fischer, french: Martin-pêcheur bicolore). (851k)
Sittasomus griseicapillus
Olivaceous Woodcreeper (Sittasomus griseicapillus, french: Grimpar fauvette). (950k)
Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii, french: Grimpar de Souleyet). (623k)
Melanerpes hoffmannii
Male Hoffmann's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii, german: Hoffmannspecht, french: Pic de Hoffmann). (544k)
Melanerpes pucherani
Female Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani, german: Schläfenfleck­specht, french: Pic de Pucheran). (866k)
Melanerpes pucherani
Male Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani, german: Schläfenfleck­specht, french: Pic de Pucheran). (533k)
Trogon rufus
Female Black-throated Trogon(Trogon rufus, french: Trogon aurore). (735k)
Trogon rufus
Male Black-throated Trogon(Trogon rufus, french: Trogon aurore). (759k)
Trogon rufus
Male Black-throated Trogon(Trogon rufus, french: Trogon aurore) eating an insect. (834k)
Aulacorhynchus prasinus
Northern Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus, german: Laucharassari, french: Toucanet émeraude). (655k)
Quiscalus mexicanus
Great-tailed Grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (623k)
Quiscalus mexicanus
Female Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (714k)
Quiscalus mexicanus
Male Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (817k)
Psilorhinus morio
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio, french: Geai enfumé). (868k)
Psarocolius montezuma
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma, german: Montezumastirn­vogel, french: Cassique de Montezuma). (771k)
Nests Montezuma Oropendola
Nests of Montezuma Oropendola. (1060k)
Piaya cayana
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana, french: Piaye écureuil). (917k)
Procnias tricarunculatus
Male Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculatus, french: Araponga tricaronculé). (613k)
Eupsittula nana
Olive-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula nana, french: Conure aztèque). (625k)
Eupsittula nana
Olive-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula nana, french: Conure aztèque). (724k)
Amazona farinosa
Mealy Amazons (Amazona farinosa, german: Mülleramazone, french: Amazone poudrée). (392k)
Actitis macularius
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius, german: Drosselufer­läufer, french: Chevalier grivelé). (841k)
Jacana spinosa
Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa, german: Gelbstirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana du Mexique). (825k)
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). (719k)
Pteroglossus torquatus
Collared Araçari (Pteroglossus torquatus, german: Halsbandarassari, french: Araçari à collier). (918k)
Ramphastos sulfuratus
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus, german: Fischertukan, french: Toucan à carène). (633k)
Ramphastos sulfuratus
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus, german: Fischertukan, french: Toucan à carène). (1160k)
Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii, german: Swainson-Tukan, french: Toucan de Swainson). (1044k)
Ara ambiguus
Great Green Macaws (Ara ambiguus, german: Großer Soldatenara, french: Ara de Buffon) in flight. (359k)
Aramides albiventris
Russet-naped Wood Rail (Aramides albiventris). (673k)
Tinamus major
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major, german: Großtinamu, french: Grand Tinamou). (927k)
Crax rubra
Male Great Curassow (Crax rubra, german: Tuberkelhokko, french: Grand Hocco). (840k)
Ortalis cinereiceps
Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps, french: Ortalide à tête grise). (885k)
Ortalis cinereiceps
Closer view of the Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps, french: Ortalide à tête grise). (876k)
Cairina moschata
Female Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata, german: Moschusente, french: Canard musqué). (775k)
Anhinga anhinga
Male Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique). (947k)
Anhinga anhinga
Male Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique) drying its wings. (594k)
Anhinga anhinga
Head of the male Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique). The blue around the eye indicates it is breeding. (547k)
Butorides virescens
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (753k)
Butorides virescens
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (657k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Juvenile Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (932k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (607k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (1016k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (992k)
Tigrisoma mexicanum
Pair of Bare-throated Tiger Herons (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (980k)
Ardea alba egretta
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (792k)
Fregata magnificens
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregatt­vogel, french: Frégate superbe). (375k)
Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (689k)
Cathartes aura
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (309k)

Video Clip

Feeding Hummingbirds
Feeding Hummingbirds. (71.7M)

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