Small heron with grayish green back, maroon or reddish brown neck, and black on top of head; yellowish or orange legs; immature bird is darker and heavily streaked; to 45cm (18in); wingspan to 60cm (24in). (Garcilla Verde).
Aquatic habitats at low- and mid elevations on Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found along coasts in mangrove sand inland around marshes, lakes, ponds, and rivers.
Found in the following Parks:
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.
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.