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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

(Tyrannus forficatus)

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A mid-sized silver-gray bird with very long, black, forked tail, black wings, reddish patch on side underwing, whitish chest / belly; to 20cm (8 in), plustail adds upto another 15cm (6 in). (Tijereta Rosada).


Lower elevations, northern Pacific slope; found around very open sites such as fields, pastures, grasslands, marshes, human settlements. This species is a non breeding seasonal migrant

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional 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.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus), Costa Rica