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Boat-billed Flycatcher

(Megarhynchus pitangua)

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Mid-sized olive bird with bright yellow chest / belly; blackand white head; yellow or orange patch ontop of head usually concealed; white throat; distinguished from Great Kiskadee by wing color and larger bill; to 23cm (9 in). (Mosquerón Picudo, Pecho Amarillo).


Low, middle, and some higher elevation sites, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in wooded area and more open sites such as forest edges, tree plantations, gardens, and along waterways.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarhynchus pitangua), Costa Rica