Large, mostly black bird with dark, hookedbill, yellow legs; shortish black tail with wide white bar; 56cm (22in); wingspan to 1.3m (4.2ft). (Gavilán Cangrejero).
Lowlands (primarily coastal areas) of Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in trees near water: ocean shores, rivers, streams, and marshes.
Found in the following Parks:
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
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.