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Montezumas Oropendola

(Psarocolius montezuma)

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Large brown bird with black head, chest; yellow-edged tail; large black bill with orange tip; blue patch under eye; to 50cm (20in); male larger than female. (Oropéndolade Montezuma, Oropéndola).


Low and some middle elevations. Caribbean slope; found in tree canopy in forest interior and in more open areas such as forest edges, clearings, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Rincón de La Vieja National 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.

Montezumas Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma), Costa Rica