Month: August 2020

Birdwatching

Costa Rica is considered one of the 20 countries with the highest biodiversity in the world. Its geographical position, its two coasts and its mountainous system, which provides numerous and varied microclimates, are some of the reasons that explain this…

Fomicariidae-family

Fomicariidae Family

Shy, terrestrial or semiterrestrial birds, they live in the dense undergrowth in the forest of Central and South America. The family is sometimes known as "ground" birds. All species have a compact, rounded body; a sternum lacking a keel: short,…

Ramphastidae-family

Ramphastidae Family

The toucans are most closely related to the American barbets. They are brightly marked and have large, often colorful bills. The family includes five genera and over forty different species. They make their nests in tree hollows and holes excavated…

Pipridae-family

Pipridae Family

They are compact stubby birds with short tails, broad and rounded wings, and big heads. The bill is short and has a wide gap. Females and first-year males have dull green plumage; most species are sexually dichromatic in their plumage,…

Parulidae-Family

Parulidae Family

An exclusively New World family of small songbirds, also known as New World Warbler. Most North American species of wood-warblers are migrants, wintering in the Neotropics. Their return in spring, in their finest most colorfull breeding plumage and full song,…

Dendrocolaptidae-family

Dendrocolaptidae Family

Found in neotropical forests, woodcreepers are a family of mainly arboreal birds. The most species forage in the trees in a similar way to woodpeckers. Like woodpeckers, woodcreepers have evolved strong, pointed tails, which they use to brace against trees…

Bucconidae-family

Bucconidae Family

Puffbirds get their common name from their fluffy plumage. In Spanish, they have been nicknamed bobo ("dummy") from their propensity to sit motionless waiting for prey.American naturalist Thomas Horsfield defined the Bucconidae in 1821. The family was classified as part…

Momotidae-famly

Momotidae Family

The motmots son una familia exclusivamente Neotropical, they are in a family of birds in the near passerine order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. All extant motmots are restricted to woodland or forests in the Neotropics,…