Traveling in Central America

Birds we saw on vacation in Central America

Traveling in Belize, Guatemala and Costa Rica 2018:

Lineated woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)


Lineated woodpecker cahal pech. Source: OWN 2018-02-04 15.57.04 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)

Also known as: Masked tityra

Cahal pech resort masked tityra tentative ID by Merlin. Source: OWN 2018-02-05 17.22.32 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Ocellated turkey / Pfauentruthuhn (Meleagris ocellata)

Alternate classification: Agriocharis ocellata

Ocellated turkey sign. Source: OWN 2018-02-07 11.30.46 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Ocellated turkey. Source: OWN 2018-02-07 11.57.56 Central America

Great curassow (Crax rubra)


Tikal great curassow. Source: OWN 2018-02-07 12.29.42 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Roadside hawk / Wegebussard (Buteo magnirostris)

Alternate classification: Falco magnirostris
Also known as: Grossschnabelbussard

Tikal roadside hawk. Source: OWN 2018-02-07 12.31.44 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Collared aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)


Tikal collared aracari. Source: OWN 2018-02-07 12.38.40 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)


Monteverde great tailed grackle female. Source: OWN 2018-02-12 16.47.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Merlin / Merlin (Falco columbarius)


Night tour - sleeping trogon, tenative ID by Merlin collared trogon. Source: OWN 2018-02-14 18.46.34 Central America Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Tropical kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)


Tropical kingbird. Source: OWN 2018-02-16 16.18.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Tropical kingbird tenative ID by Merlin, on post in Monteverde. Source: OWN 2018-02-16 16.20.06 Central America


Tropical kingbird tenative ID by Merlin, tail markings. Source: OWN 2018-02-16 16.21.26 Central America


Tropical kingbird tenative ID by Merlin , I had written redstart - on rooftop. Source: OWN 2018-02-16 16.21.36 Central America

Green-crowned brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)


Cloud forest green crowned brilliant hummingbird in tree. Source: OWN 2018-02-17 11.03.54 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Lesser violetear (Colibri cyanotus)

Also known as: Green violetear

Cloud forest reserve - Lesser violetear and green crowned brilliants. Source: OWN 2018-02-17 11.04.20 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Mcfr hummingbird nest. Source: OWN 2018-02-17 13.14.44 Central America

Black-faced solitaire (Myadestes melanops)

Alternate classification: Myadestes ralloides melanops

Cloud forest black faced solitaire. Source: OWN 2018-02-17 13.24.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Lesser violetear (Colibri cyanotus)

Also known as: Green violetear

Green violetear and green crowned brilliants at cloud forest hummingbird feeder. Source: OWN 2018-02-17 18.04.19 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Black guan (Chamaepetes unicolor)


Curi cancha black guan. Source: OWN 2018-02-18 13.38.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Lesson's motmot (Momotus lessonii)


Curi cancha Lessons motmot in tree. Source: OWN 2018-02-18 13.52.46 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Blue-crowned motmot / Amazonasmotmot (Momotus momota)


Curi cancha blue crowned motmot in tree. Source: OWN 2018-02-18 13.52.48 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Lesser violetear (Colibri cyanotus)

Also known as: Green violetear

Curi cancha Lesser violetear hummingbird. Source: OWN 2018-02-18 14.03.12 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)


Great-tailed grackle. Source: OWN 2018-02-19 16.00.04 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Bullock's oriole (Icterus bullockii)


Monteverde Bullocks oriole tenative ID by Merlin. Source: OWN 2018-02-21 16.23.04 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Monteverde Bullocks oriole tenative ID by Merlin. Source: OWN 2018-02-21 16.25.10 Central America


Bullocks oriole tenative ID by Merlin, female? Source: OWN 2018-02-21 16.26.10 Central America

Black-faced solitaire (Myadestes melanops)

Alternate classification: Myadestes ralloides melanops

Skywalk black faced solitaire. Source: OWN 2018-02-22 15.24.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Hummingbird guide. Source: OWN 2018-02-24 12.13.46 Central America

Great kiskadee / Schwefelmaskentyrann (Pitangus sulphuratus)


La fortuna Great kiskadee tenatative ID w wings spread. Source: OWN 2018-02-26 10.15.18 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


La fortuna Great kiskadee tenatative ID. Source: OWN 2018-02-26 10.15.22 Central America

Rufous-collared sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)

Alternate classification: Fringilla capensis

La fortuna rufous collared sparrow. Source: OWN 2018-02-26 10.16.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Great kiskadee / Schwefelmaskentyrann (Pitangus sulphuratus)


Great kiskadee bird eating fruit. Source: OWN 2018-02-26 10.28.58 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Despacio toucan crossing. Source: OWN 2018-02-26 10.30.26 Central America

Crimson-collared tanager (Ramphocelus sanguinolentus)


Crimson collared tanager. Source: OWN 2018-02-26 10.49.32 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Crested guan (Penelope purpurascens)


La fortuna crested guan. Source: OWN 2018-02-26 10.56.06 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Passerini's tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)

Also known as: Scarlet-rumped tanager

La fortuna passerinis tanager pair. Source: OWN 2018-02-26 14.57.40 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Palm tanager (Thraupis palmarum)

Alternate classification: Tangara palmarum (Wied, 1821)

Arenal feeder palm tanager. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.23.14 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Golden-hooded tanager / Goldscheiteltangare (Tangara larvata)

Alternate classification: Stilpnia larvata

Arenal feeder golden-hooded tanager. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.26.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Montezuma oropendola / Montezumastirnvogel (Psarocolius montezuma)

Alternate classification: Gymnostinops montezuma

Arenal feeder montezuma oropendola landing. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.51.44 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Montezuma oropendola in flight. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.53.54 Central America


Arenal feeder 2 montezuma oropendolas in flight. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.53.54 Central America


Guan or whatever plus montezuma oropendola good pose. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.54.16 Central America

Great curassow (Crax rubra)


Arenal feeder great curassow female. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.54.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Arenal feeder great curassow male. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.56.14 Central America

Montezuma oropendola / Montezumastirnvogel (Psarocolius montezuma)

Alternate classification: Gymnostinops montezuma

Arenal feeder montezuma oropendola in flight. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.58.00 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Arenal feeder montezuma oropendola in flight. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.58.04 Central America

Summer tanager (Piranga rubra)


Arenal feeder summer tanager tenatative ID. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 12.58.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Blue-gray tanager / Blautangare (Thraupis episcopus)

Alternate classification: Tangara episcopus

Arenal blue gray tanager. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 13.05.16 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Crested guan (Penelope purpurascens)


Arenal feeder tree crested guan landing. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 13.06.20 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Palm tanager (Thraupis palmarum)

Alternate classification: Tangara palmarum (Wied, 1821)

Arenal feeder palm tanager. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 13.12.08 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Crested guan (Penelope purpurascens)


Arenal feeder crested guan eats watermelon. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 13.15.42 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Montezuma oropendola / Montezumastirnvogel (Psarocolius montezuma)

Alternate classification: Gymnostinops montezuma

Arenal feeder 2 montezuma oropendolas - feed me. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 13.20.12 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Brown jay (Psilorhinus morio)

Alternate classification: Cyanocorax morio Wagler, 1829

Arenal feeder 2 brown jays. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 13.24.36 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Collared aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)


Arenal feeder collared aracari. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 13.45.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Blue-gray tanager / Blautangare (Thraupis episcopus)

Alternate classification: Tangara episcopus

Arenal feeder blue gray tanagers. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 13.46.18 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Collared aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus)


Arena feeder collared aracari plus montezuma oropendola. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 13.46.42 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Pale-billed woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)


Arenal pale-billed woodpecker. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 15.51.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Alternate classification: Egretta ibis

Arenal cattle w cattle egrets. Source: OWN 2018-02-27 16.42.14 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Keel-billed toucan / Fischertukan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)


Arenal keel billed toucan. Source: OWN 2018-02-28 08.53.58 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

White-necked jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)


Arenal hummingbird tentative ID White-necked Jacobin. Source: OWN 2018-02-28 09.40.12 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Southern rough-winged swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis)


Arenal hike southern rough-winged swallow tentative ID by Merlin. Source: OWN 2018-02-28 10.47.32 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura)


Arenal hike turkey vultures. Source: OWN 2018-02-28 11.30.14 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

White-capped parrot (Pionus senilis)

Also known as: White-crowned parrot

Arenal white-crowned parrot tentative ID by Merlin. Source: OWN 2018-03-01 06.54.32 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Western wood-pewee (Contopus sordidulus)


Arenal western wood-pewee tentative ID by Merlin. Source: OWN 2018-03-01 07.50.38 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Great kiskadee / Schwefelmaskentyrann (Pitangus sulphuratus)


Lava hike Great kiskadee tenatative ID. Source: OWN 2018-03-01 16.59.24 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Tropical kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)


Lava hike tropical kingbird. Source: OWN 2018-03-01 16.59.52 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Clay-colored Robin (Turdus grayi)

Alternate classification: Turdus grayii
Also known as: Clay-colored thrush

Lava hike clay colored thrush? national bird. Source: OWN 2018-03-01 17.09.44 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Merlin / Merlin (Falco columbarius)


Arenal lava hike parrot? merlin no help. Source: OWN 2018-03-01 17.10.30 Central America Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Baird's trogon (Trogon bairdii)


Uvita bairds trogon. Source: OWN 2018-03-05 13.36.20 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


Uvita bairds trogon. Source: OWN 2018-03-05 13.37.00 Central America

Passerini's tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)

Also known as: Scarlet-rumped tanager

Passerinis tanager. Source: OWN 2018-03-06 08.00.56 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

Alternate classification: Psittacus macao

La tarde 3 scarlet macaws in tree our first morning. Source: OWN 2018-03-09 06.31.28 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


La Tarde scarlet macaws in tree. Source: OWN 2018-03-09 06.34.58 Central America

Great tinamou (Tinamus major)


La tarde great tinamou tenative ID by Merlin. Source: OWN 2018-03-09 12.58.40 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Rufous-tailed hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)

Alternate classification: Trochilus tzacatl

La tarde rufous-tailed hummingbird. Source: OWN 2018-03-10 07.58.50 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Sandwich tern / Brandseeschwalbe (Thalasseus sandvicensis)

Alternate classification: Sterna sandvicensis

La tarde 5 sandwich terns tenative ID by Merlin. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 06.35.12 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Ruddy ground dove (Columbina talpacoti)

Alternate classification: Columbigallina talpacoti

La tarde ruddy ground dove tentative ID. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.38.10 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

Alternate classification: Psittacus macao

La tarde 5 scarlet macaws in a tree. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.47.24 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


La tarde 5 scarlet macaws in a tree. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.48.00 Central America


La tarde 5 scarlet macaws in a tree one flying. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.49.30 Central America


La tarde 2 scarlet macaws flying out of tree. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.49.44 Central America

Black-crested coquette / Schwarzschopfelfe (Lophornis helenae)


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.53.40 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.53.44 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.55.42 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.55.56 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.55.58 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.56.50 Central America


La tarde Black-crested Coquette hummingbird. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 09.56.58 Central America

Scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

Alternate classification: Psittacus macao

La tarde last scarlet macaw. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 10.00.14 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


La tarde last scarlet macaw. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 10.00.20 Central America

Blue-gray tanager / Blautangare (Thraupis episcopus)

Alternate classification: Tangara episcopus

La tarde blue gray tanager. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 10.45.48 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto


La tarde blue gray tanager flying off. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 10.45.50 Central America

Gray-capped flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis)


La tarde last morning gray-capped flycatcher. Source: OWN 2018-03-11 10.56.34 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto

Crimson-fronted parakeet (Psittacara finschi)

Alternate classification: Conurus finschi

City parrots in San Jose, Costa Rica, tentative iD crimson-fronted parakeet,. Source: OWN 2018-03-16 15.50.26 Central America Profile Wikipedia Xeno-Canto