Bird life in Costa Rica is great, I saw a lot of birds in the different places that I visited. Here are some pictures.

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in Costa Rica

Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus)
Male Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (743k)
Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus)
Male (right) and female (left) Purple-throated Mountaingems (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (790k)
Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus)
Female Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (672k)
Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus)
Male Purple-throated Mountaingem (Lampornis calolaemus, german: Purpurkehlnymphe, french: Colibri à gorge pourprée). (658k)
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)
Female Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula, german: Grünstirn-Brillantkolibri, french: Brillant fer-de-lance). (669k)
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)
Male Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula, german: Grünstirn-Brillantkolibri, french: Brillant fer-de-lance). (1484k)
Canivet's Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii)
Male Canivet's Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii, german: Gabelschwanz-Smaragdkolibri, french: Émeraude de Canivet). (817k)
Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy)
Nesting Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy, german: Grüner Schattenkolibri, french: Ermite vert). (653k)
Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus)
Male Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus, german: Violettdegen­flügel, french: Campyloptère violet). (837k)
Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda)
Male Rufous-tailed Jacamar (Galbula ruficauda, french: Jacamar à queue rousse). (604k)
Buff-rumped Warbler (Myiothlypis fulvicauda)
Buff-rumped Warbler (Myiothlypis fulvicauda, german: Schmätzerwald­sänger, french: Paruline à croupion fauve). (784k)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon, german: Hauszaunkönig, french: Troglodyte familier). (625k)
Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
Western Wood Pewee (Contopus sordidulus, german: Westlicher Waldtyrann, french: Pioui de l'Ouest). (881k)
Tyrant Flycatcher (Tyrannidae gen.)
Tyrant Flycatcher (Tyrannidae gen., german: Tyrannen, french: Tyrannidés). (608k)
Common Tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)
Common Tody-flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum, french: Todirostre familier). (657k)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis, german: Morgenammer, french: Bruant chingolo). (820k)
Black-striped Sparrow (Arremonops conirostris)
Black-striped Sparrow (Arremonops conirostris). (851k)
Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea)
Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea, french: Hirondelle chalybée). (330k)
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis, french: Tyran sociable). (768k)
Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus)
Cinnamon Becard (Pachyramphus cinnamomeus, french: Bécarde cannelle). (692k)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, german: Königstyrann, french: Tyran tritri). (219k)
Yellow-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia luteicapilla)
Yellow-crowned Euphonia (Euphonia luteicapilla, french: Organiste à calotte jaune). (634k)
Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina)
Female Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina, french: Sporophile variable). (811k)
Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina)
Male Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina, french: Sporophile variable). (854k)
Morelet's Seedeater (Sporophila morelleti)
Male Morelet's Seedeater (Sporophila morelleti). (724k)
Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza)
Male Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza, french: Tangara émeraude). (734k)
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus, german: Blautangare, french: Tangara évêque). (484k)
Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)
Female Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii, french: Tangara à croupion rouge). (783k)
Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii)
Male (center) and female Scarlet-rumped Tanagers (Ramphocelus passerinii, french: Tangara à croupion rouge). (598k)
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Male Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea, german: Scharlachtangare, french: Piranga écarlate). (862k)
Black-faced Grosbeak (Caryothraustes poliogaster)
Black-faced Grosbeak (Caryothraustes poliogaster, french: Cardinal à ventre blanc). (676k)
Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives)
Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives, french: Quiscale chanteur). (459k)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus, german: Königstyrann, french: Tyran tritri). (773k)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus, german: Trauertyrann, french: Tyran mélancolique). (619k)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus, german: Schwefeltyrann, french: Tyran quiquivi), gathering nesting material. (511k)
Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi)
Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi, german: Gilbdrossel, french: Merle fauve). (1136k)
Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)
Female Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata, french: Tityre masqué). (743k)
Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)
Male Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata, french: Tityre masqué). (1233k)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi, german: Weißstirntaube, french: Colombe de Verreaux). (759k)
Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris)
Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris, german: Rotschnabeltaube, french: Pigeon à bec rouge). (540k)
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis)
Pale-vented Pigeon (Patagioenas cayennensis, german: Rotrückentaube, french: Pigeon rousset). (250k)
Lesson's Motmot (Momotus lessonii)
Lesson's Motmot (Momotus lessonii, french: Motmot de Lesson). (839k)
Lesson's Motmot (Momotus lessonii)
Lesson's Motmot (Momotus lessonii, french: Motmot de Lesson). (572k)
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)
Female Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata, german: Rotbrustfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur à ventre roux). (780k)
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)
Male Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana, german: Grünfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur vert). (635k)
Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda)
Male Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda, german: Zweifarben­fischer, french: Martin-pêcheur bicolore). (858k)
Olivaceous Woodcreeper (Sittasomus griseicapillus)
Olivaceous Woodcreeper (Sittasomus griseicapillus, french: Grimpar fauvette). (956k)
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii)
Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii, french: Grimpar de Souleyet). (633k)
Hoffmann's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
Male Hoffmann's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii, german: Hoffmannspecht, french: Pic de Hoffmann). (554k)
Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)
Female Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani, german: Schläfenfleck­specht, french: Pic de Pucheran). (874k)
Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)
Male Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani, german: Schläfenfleck­specht, french: Pic de Pucheran). (548k)
Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus)
Female Black-throated Trogon(Trogon rufus, french: Trogon aurore). (742k)
Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus)
Male Black-throated Trogon(Trogon rufus, french: Trogon aurore). (768k)
Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus)
Male Black-throated Trogon(Trogon rufus, french: Trogon aurore) eating an insect. (841k)
Northern Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)
Northern Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus, german: Laucharassari, french: Toucanet émeraude). (668k)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Great-tailed Grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (629k)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Female Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (717k)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Male Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus, german: Dohlengrackel, french: Quiscale à longue queue). (827k)
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio)
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio, french: Geai enfumé). (872k)
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma, german: Montezumastirn­vogel, french: Cassique de Montezuma). (774k)
Nests Montezuma Oropendolas
Nests of Montezuma Oropendolas. (1061k)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana, french: Piaye écureuil). (920k)
Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculatus)
Male Three-wattled Bellbird (Procnias tricarunculatus, french: Araponga tricaronculé). (625k)
Olive-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula nana)
Olive-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula nana, french: Conure aztèque). (634k)
Olive-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula nana)
Olive-throated Parakeet (Eupsittula nana, french: Conure aztèque). (731k)
Mealy Amazon (Amazona farinosa)
Mealy Amazons (Amazona farinosa, german: Mülleramazone, french: Amazone poudrée). (402k)
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius, german: Drosselufer­läufer, french: Chevalier grivelé). (844k)
Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa)
Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa, german: Gelbstirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana du Mexique). (825k)
Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa)
Head of a Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa, german: Gelbstirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana du Mexique). (561k)
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla, german: Aztekenmöwe, french: Mouette atricille). (724k)
Collared Araçari (Pteroglossus torquatus)
Collared Araçari (Pteroglossus torquatus, german: Halsbandarassari, french: Araçari à collier). (718k)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus, german: Fischertukan, french: Toucan à carène). (644k)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus)
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus, german: Fischertukan, french: Toucan à carène). (1150k)
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii)
Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii, german: Swainson-Tukan, french: Toucan de Swainson). (1044k)
Great Green Macaw (Ara ambiguus)
Great Green Macaws (Ara ambiguus, german: Großer Soldatenara, french: Ara de Buffon) in flight. (369k)
Russet-naped Wood Rail (Aramides albiventris)
Russet-naped Wood Rail (Aramides albiventris). (683k)
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major)
Great Tinamou (Tinamus major, german: Großtinamu, french: Grand Tinamou). (929k)
Great Curassow (Crax rubra)
Male Great Curassow (Crax rubra, german: Tuberkelhokko, french: Grand Hocco). (845k)
Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps)
Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps, french: Ortalide à tête grise). (892k)
Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps)
Closer view of the Grey-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps, french: Ortalide à tête grise). (883k)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata)
Female Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata, german: Moschusente, french: Canard musqué). (781k)
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Male Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique). (949k)
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Male Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique) drying its wings. (601k)
Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)
Head of the male Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga, german: Amerikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Amérique). The blue around the eye indicates it is breeding. (555k)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (760k)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens, german: Grünreiher, french: Héron vert). (666k)
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
Juvenile Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (931k)
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (614k)
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (1020k)
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (998k)
Bare-throated Tiger Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum)
Pair of Bare-throated Tiger Herons (Tigrisoma mexicanum, german: Nacktkehlreiher, french: Onoré du Mexique). (983k)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
American Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (798k)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)
Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens, german: Prachtfregatt­vogel, french: Frégate superbe). (389k)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus, german: Rabengeier, french: Urubu noir). (693k)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura, german: Truthahngeier, french: Urubu à tête rouge) in flight. (321k)

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Feeding Hummingbirds
Feeding Hummingbirds. (71.7M)

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