French: Toui du Costa Rica German: Costa-Rica-Papagei Spanish: Cotorrita costarricense
near Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
Mountains of Costa Rica to CW Panama (E to Coclé), mainly on Caribbean slope.
17 cm; 80 g. Like T. dilectissimus but forehead to mid-crown red, and subocular red patch more extensive, blue on face much diminished, throat yellowish. Female has... read more
Most common call in flight is a slightly nasal “kyee kyee”. When perched, has a more varied... read more
Cool, very wet montane evergreen forest in the middle altitude subtropical belt and, seasonally,... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits from trees and epiphytes, including melastomes, ericads like Cavendishia, and Clusia.
Probably breeds in dry season. Eggs probably 2–3, given family parties of 4–5.
Resident, but extensive altitudinal migrant, rising to 3000 m in dry season and descending... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Previously considered Near Threatened. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Uncommon to rare, although probably much overlooked and... read more
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