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Rufous-tailed Jacamar

(Galbula ruficauda)

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Slender, bright green bird with long tail and long, straight, stiletto bill; reddish brown belly and underside of tail; wide green bar across chest; male with white throat, female with light brown / tan throat; to 23cm (9 in). (Jacamar Rabirrufo, Jacamar).


Low and some middle elevation sites, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in more open wooded areas such as forest edges, along rivers and streams, in tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
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.

Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda), Costa Rica