Common Birds of Republic of Costa Rica

Common Birds of Republic of Costa Rica is a list of the most common birds observed in the country. Showing the average percentage observation frequency for each species.

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Republic of Costa Rica

North America

North America

List of Common Birds

42% Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi) - Adult Clay-colored Thrush

Turdus grayi

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Turdidae

40% Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) - Adult Great Kiskadee

Pitangus sulphuratus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

40% Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) - Adult Black Vulture

Coragyps atratus

Order: Cathartiformes

Family: Cathartidae

37% Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus) - Adult Tropical Kingbird

Tyrannus melancholicus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

36% Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus) - Adult Blue-gray Tanager

Thraupis episcopus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

35% Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) - Adult Turkey Vulture

Cathartes aura

Order: Cathartiformes

Family: Cathartidae

33% Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) - Adult male Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Amazilia tzacatl

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Trochilidae

28% Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) - Adult male Great-tailed Grackle

Quiscalus mexicanus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Icteridae

26% Scarlet-rumped Tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii) - Adult Scarlet-rumped Tanager

Ramphocelus passerinii

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

26% Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis) - Adult Social Flycatcher

Myiozetetes similis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

24% House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) - Adult House Wren

Troglodytes aedon

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Troglodytidae

20% Hoffmann's Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii) - Adult male Hoffmann's Woodpecker

Melanerpes hoffmannii

Order: Piciformes

Family: Picidae

19% Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) - Adult Montezuma Oropendola

Psarocolius montezuma

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Icteridae

18% Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum) - Adult Palm Tanager

Thraupis palmarum

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

18% Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis) - Adult Orange-chinned Parakeet

Brotogeris jugularis

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

18% Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis) - Adult Rufous-collared Sparrow

Zonotrichia capensis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passerellidae

18% Variable Seedeater (Sporophila corvina) - Adult male Variable Seedeater

Sporophila corvina

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

18% Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus) - Adult Buff-throated Saltator

Saltator maximus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

18% Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives) - Adult Melodious Blackbird

Dives dives

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Icteridae

18% White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi) - Adult White-tipped Dove

Leptotila verreauxi

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

17% Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris) - Adult Red-billed Pigeon

Patagioenas flavirostris

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

17% Blue-and-white Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca) - Adult Blue-and-white Swallow

Pygochelidon cyanoleuca

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

17% Yellow-throated Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus) - Adult Yellow-throated Toucan

Ramphastos ambiguus

Order: Piciformes

Family: Ramphastidae

17% Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio) - Adult Brown Jay

Psilorhinus morio

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Corvidae

16% Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua) - Adult Boat-billed Flycatcher

Megarynchus pitangua

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

16% Golden-hooded Tanager (Stilpnia larvata) - Adult male Golden-hooded Tanager

Stilpnia larvata

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

16% White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) - Adult White-winged Dove

Zenaida asiatica

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

16% Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum) - Adult Common Tody-Flycatcher

Todirostrum cinereum

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

16% Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) - Adult male Yellow Warbler

Setophaga petechia

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

16% Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola) - Adult Bananaquit

Coereba flaveola

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

15% Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Psittacara finschi) - Adult Crimson-fronted Parakeet

Psittacara finschi

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

15% Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana) - Adult Squirrel Cuckoo

Piaya cayana

Order: Cuculiformes

Family: Cuculidae

14% Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) - Adult Keel-billed Toucan

Ramphastos sulfuratus

Order: Piciformes

Family: Ramphastidae

14% Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) - Adult male Baltimore Oriole

Icterus galbula

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Icteridae

13% Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) - Female/Immature Chestnut-sided Warbler

Setophaga pensylvanica

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

13% Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha) - Adult Rufous-naped Wren

Campylorhynchus rufinucha

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Troglodytidae

13% Inca Dove (Columbina inca) - Adult Inca Dove

Columbina inca

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

13% Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) - Breeding adult Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Ardeidae

13% Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti) - Adult Ruddy Ground Dove

Columbina talpacoti

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

13% Streak-headed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes souleyetii) - Adult Streak-headed Woodcreeper

Lepidocolaptes souleyetii

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Furnariidae

12% Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) - Adult male Summer Tanager

Piranga rubra

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Cardinalidae

12% Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) - Adult Groove-billed Ani

Crotophaga sulcirostris

Order: Cuculiformes

Family: Cuculidae

12% Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus) - Adult male Yellow-faced Grassquit

Tiaris olivaceus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

12% Lesson's Motmot (Momotus lessonii) - Adult Lesson's Motmot

Momotus lessonii

Order: Coraciiformes

Family: Momotidae

12% Lesser Greenlet

Pachysylvia decurtata

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Vireonidae

11% Dusky-capped Flycatcher (Myiarchus tuberculifer) - Adult Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Myiarchus tuberculifer

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

11% Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata) - Adult male Masked Tityra

Tityra semifasciata

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tityridae

11% Gray-headed Chachalaca (Ortalis cinereiceps) - Adult Gray-headed Chachalaca

Ortalis cinereiceps

Order: Galliformes

Family: Cracidae

11% White-crowned Parrot (Pionus senilis) - Adult White-crowned Parrot

Pionus senilis

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

10% Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina) - Adult Tennessee Warbler

Leiothlypis peregrina

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

10% Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster) - Adult Yellow-bellied Elaenia

Elaenia flavogaster

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

10% Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani) - Adult female Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Melanerpes pucherani

Order: Piciformes

Family: Picidae

10% Cabanis's Wren

Cantorchilus modestus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Troglodytidae

10% Mistletoe Tyrannulet

Zimmerius parvus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

9.9% Bluish-gray Saltator (Saltator coerulescens) - Adult Bluish-gray Saltator

Saltator coerulescens

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

9.8% Great Egret (Ardea alba) - Adult Great Egret

Ardea alba

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Ardeidae

9.6% Roadside Hawk

Rupornis magnirostris

Order: Accipitriformes

Family: Accipitridae

9.5% Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) - Adult male Green Honeycreeper

Chlorophanes spiza

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

9.1% Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) - Adult male Red-legged Honeycreeper

Cyanerpes cyaneus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

9.0% Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea) - Adult male Yellow-throated Euphonia

Euphonia hirundinacea

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Fringillidae

9.0% Silver-throated Tanager (Tangara icterocephala) - Adult Silver-throated Tanager

Tangara icterocephala

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

8.9% Red-lored Parrot (Amazona autumnalis) - Adult Red-lored Parrot

Amazona autumnalis

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

8.6% Crested Guan (Penelope purpurascens) - Adult Crested Guan

Penelope purpurascens

Order: Galliformes

Family: Cracidae

8.4% White-collared Swift

Streptoprocne zonaris

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Apodidae

8.3% Orange-billed Sparrow

Arremon aurantiirostris

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passerellidae

8.2% Gray-capped Flycatcher (Myiozetetes granadensis) - Adult Gray-capped Flycatcher

Myiozetetes granadensis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

8.2% Short-billed Pigeon

Patagioenas nigrirostris

Order: Columbiformes

Family: Columbidae

8.2% Yellow-crowned Euphonia

Euphonia luteicapilla

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Fringillidae

8.0% Black-striped Sparrow (Arremonops conirostris) - Adult Black-striped Sparrow

Arremonops conirostris

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passerellidae

7.9% Common Chlorospingus (Chlorospingus flavopectus) - Adult Common Chlorospingus

Chlorospingus flavopectus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Passerellidae

7.9% Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) - Breeding adult Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularius

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Scolopacidae

7.9% Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) - Adult Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Ardeidae

7.9% Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina) - Adult Blue-black Grassquit

Volatinia jacarina

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

7.9% Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) - Adult Scarlet Macaw

Ara macao

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

7.9% Green Heron (Butorides virescens) - Adult Green Heron

Butorides virescens

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Ardeidae

7.7% Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus) - Adult Collared Aracari

Pteroglossus torquatus

Order: Piciformes

Family: Ramphastidae

7.6% Stripe-throated Hermit

Phaethornis striigularis

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Trochilidae

7.3% Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy) - Adult Green Hermit

Phaethornis guy

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Trochilidae

7.3% White-breasted Wood-Wren

Henicorhina leucosticta

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Troglodytidae

7.3% Buff-rumped Warbler (Myiothlypis fulvicauda) - Adult Buff-rumped Warbler

Myiothlypis fulvicauda

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

7.2% Bright-rumped Attila

Attila spadiceus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

7.2% Rufous-capped Warbler

Basileuterus rufifrons

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

7.1% Yellow-olive Flycatcher

Tolmomyias sulphurescens

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

7.1% Gartered Trogon (Trogon caligatus) - Adult male Gartered Trogon

Trogon caligatus

Order: Trogoniformes

Family: Trogonidae

7.0% Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus) - Adult Gray Hawk

Buteo plagiatus

Order: Accipitriformes

Family: Accipitridae

7.0% Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) - Adult Bare-throated Tiger-Heron

Tigrisoma mexicanum

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Ardeidae

7.0% Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) - Adult male Magnificent Frigatebird

Fregata magnificens

Order: Suliformes

Family: Fregatidae

6.9% Slate-throated Redstart (Myioborus miniatus) - Adult Slate-throated Redstart

Myioborus miniatus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

6.9% Cocoa Woodcreeper (Xiphorhynchus susurrans) - Adult Cocoa Woodcreeper

Xiphorhynchus susurrans

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Furnariidae

6.8% Gray-breasted Wood-Wren

Henicorhina leucophrys

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Troglodytidae

6.7% Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) - Breeding adult Snowy Egret

Egretta thula

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Ardeidae

6.6% Lineated Woodpecker

Dryocopus lineatus

Order: Piciformes

Family: Picidae

6.6% White-collared Manakin (Manacus candei) - Adult White-collared Manakin

Manacus candei

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Pipridae

6.5% Northern Jacana (Jacana spinosa) - Adult Northern Jacana

Jacana spinosa

Order: Charadriiformes

Family: Jacanidae

6.4% Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius) - Adult Piratic Flycatcher

Legatus leucophaius

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Tyrannidae

6.4% Olive-backed Euphonia (Euphonia gouldi) - Adult male Olive-backed Euphonia

Euphonia gouldi

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Fringillidae

6.3% Chestnut-backed Antbird

Poliocrania exsul

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thamnophilidae

6.3% Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) - Breeding Adult Brown Pelican

Pelecanus occidentalis

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Pelecanidae

6.2% Tropical Gnatcatcher

Polioptila plumbea

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Polioptilidae

6.2% Laughing Falcon

Herpetotheres cachinnans

Order: Falconiformes

Family: Falconidae

6.2% Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) - Adult male Green Kingfisher

Chloroceryle americana

Order: Coraciiformes

Family: Alcedinidae

6.2% Ringed Kingfisher

Megaceryle torquata

Order: Coraciiformes

Family: Alcedinidae

6.1% Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) - Adult Black-and-white Warbler

Mniotilta varia

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

6.1% Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) - Adult male Wilson's Warbler

Cardellina pusilla

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

6.1% Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) - Adult male Violet Sabrewing

Campylopterus hemileucurus

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Trochilidae

6.0% Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris) - Adult Long-billed Hermit

Phaethornis longirostris

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Trochilidae

5.9% Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) - Adult male Crowned Woodnymph

Thalurania colombica

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Trochilidae

5.8% Red-crowned Woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus) - Adult male Red-crowned Woodpecker

Melanerpes rubricapillus

Order: Piciformes

Family: Picidae

5.7% Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) - Adult Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

5.7% White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) - Adult White Ibis

Eudocimus albus

Order: Pelecaniformes

Family: Threskiornithidae

5.6% Barred Antshrike

Thamnophilus doliatus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thamnophilidae

5.6% Wedge-billed Woodcreeper (Glyphorynchus spirurus) - Adult Wedge-billed Woodcreeper

Glyphorynchus spirurus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Furnariidae

5.6% Lesser Violetear (Colibri cyanotus) - Adult Lesser Violetear

Colibri cyanotus

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Trochilidae

5.6% Mangrove Swallow (Tachycineta albilinea) - Adult Mangrove Swallow

Tachycineta albilinea

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

5.6% Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) - Adult Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna autumnalis

Order: Anseriformes

Family: Anatidae

5.5% Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola) - Adult Bay-headed Tanager

Tangara gyrola

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

5.5% Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea) - Adult Gray-breasted Martin

Progne chalybea

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

5.5% Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena) - Adult male Slaty-tailed Trogon

Trogon massena

Order: Trogoniformes

Family: Trogonidae

5.5% Morelet's Seedeater (Sporophila morelleti) - Adult Morelet's Seedeater

Sporophila morelleti

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Thraupidae

5.4% Bay Wren

Cantorchilus nigricapillus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Troglodytidae

5.3% Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush

Catharus aurantiirostris

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Turdidae

5.3% Southern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis) - Adult Southern Rough-winged Swallow

Stelgidopteryx ruficollis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

5.3% Stripe-breasted Wren

Cantorchilus thoracicus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Troglodytidae

5.2% Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus) - Adult Swallow-tailed Kite

Elanoides forficatus

Order: Accipitriformes

Family: Accipitridae

5.1% Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii) - Adult Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Phaeochroa cuvierii

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Trochilidae

5.1% Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) - Adult Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Stelgidopteryx serripennis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Hirundinidae

5.1% Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) - Adult Northern Waterthrush

Parkesia noveboracensis

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Parulidae

5.1% Common Pauraque

Nyctidromus albicollis

Order: Caprimulgiformes

Family: Caprimulgidae

5.0% White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons) - Adult White-fronted Parrot

Amazona albifrons

Order: Psittaciformes

Family: Psittacidae

5.0% Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) - Adult (Olive-backed) Swainson's Thrush

Catharus ustulatus

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Turdidae