Costa Rica birds

Bird photographs from Costa Rica

Original photographs taken in Costa Rica of a range of bird species.

Photography using a Nikon D810 with 200-500mm F/5.6 lens.

Costa Rica bird species list

Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
Bare-throated Tiger-heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
Black Guan (Chamaepetes unicolor)
Black-faced Solitaire (Myadestes melanops)
Black-hooded Antshrike (Thamnophilus bridgesi)
Black-mandibled Toucan, yellow-throated toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus)
Blue-crowned Motmot, blue-capped motmot (Momotus coeruliceps)
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Bronzy Hermit (Glaucis aeneus)
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio)
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
grey-necked wood rail or grey-cowled wood rail (Aramides cajaneus)
Cherrie’s tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii costaricensis)
Chestnut-backed Antbird (Poliocrania exsul)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)
Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi)
Collared whitestart or collared redstart (Myioborus torquatus)
Common Black Hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus)
Common Chlorospingus or common bush tanager (Chlorospingus flavopectus)
Coppery-headed Emerald (Elvira cupreiceps)
Emerald Toucanet or northern emerald toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)
Golden-browed Chlorophonia (Chlorophonia callophrys)
Golden-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus)
Gray-breasted Wood-wren (Henicorhina leucophrys)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Great-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Green Violetear (Colibri cyanotus)
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Hoffmann’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
Inca Dove or Mexican dove (Columbina inca)
Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa)
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Long-tailed Woodcreeper (Deconychura longicauda)
Magenta-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Mangrove Warbler or yellow warbler (Setophaga petechia, formerly Dendroica petechia)
Mountain Thrush (Turdus plebejus)
Orange-bellied Trogon (Trogon aurantiiventris)
Orange-chinned or Tovi Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)
Osprey or western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk
Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaemus)
Red-faced Spinetail (Cranioleuca erythrops)
Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
Riverside Wren (Cantorchilus semibadius)
Rufous-collared or Andean sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Slate-throated (Myioborus miniatus), or, less accurately, the slate-throated redstart
Slaty Antwren (Myrmotherula schisticolor)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Sooty Thrush (Turdus nigrescens)
Spangle-cheeked Tanager (Tangara dowii)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus)
Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia)
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Tawny-capped Euphonia (Euphonia anneae)
Three-striped Warbler (Basileuterus tristriatus)
Highland tinamou or Bonaparte’s tinamou (Nothocercus bonapartei)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Northern tufted flycatcher or simply tufted flycatcher (Mitrephanes phaeocercus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper (Glyphorynchus spirurus)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
American white ibis (Eudocimus albus)
White-throated Spadebill (Platyrinchus mystaceus)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)

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