French: Cardinal à cuisses noires German: Schwarzschenkel-Kernknacker Spanish: Picogrueso muslinegro
Cervantes, Costa Rica
Mountains from N Costa Rica (from Volcán Miravalles, in Guanacaste) S to W Panama (Bocas del Toro, Chiriquí and Veraguas).
20 cm; average 62·3 g (12 birds, Panama). Male has crown and nape to upper mantle bright yellow, lower mantle black with yellow edgings on central feathers, lower back... read more
Song a cheerful series of rich, varied leisurely musical whistles and phrases, interspersed with... read more
Forest edges, clearings, pastures with residual trees. In Costa Rica from c. 1500 m to at least... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes seeds and fruits, also invertebrates. Usually forages fairly high up in forest, occasionally descending to middle levels.... read more
Season Mar–May in Costa Rica. Nest a frail cup of rootlets, built on to bulky base of twigs or mosses, 3–9 m up in small tree or vine... read more
Resident. Some evidence of altitudinal migration on Caribbean slope of Costa Rica, numbers of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Fairly common in Costa Rica; local or uncommon in Panama.
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