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Scarlet-rumped Cacique

(Cacicus uropygialis)

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Mid-sized black bird with red lower back (rump), pointed whitish bill, and light blue eyes; to 24cm (9.5in). (Cacique Lomiescarlata, Cacique).


Low and some middle elevation wet forests. Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found high in tree canopy in forest interior and more open sites such as forest edges, clearings, tree plantations, shady gardens.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
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.

Scarlet-rumped Cacique (Cacicus uropygialis), Costa Rica