The fauna of Costa Rica is distinguished by its high biological diversity of birds which is a result of the country’s location and geological origin. The variety of birds is divided into four ornithological provinces: the highlands, Caribbean slope, North Pacific and South Pacific. This amazing biological diversity has given the country a wide range of habitats.
Costa Rica is home to one tenth of all bird species in the world and boasts an estimated 850 bird species, of which 630 are resident and 19 species are endangered. Notably, the country provides critical habitats for several species of extinct birds which have disappeared from other parts of the world as a result of deforestation.
Some of these species in danger of extinction are:
Lives in the Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. Commonly travels in pairs or groups with other Ant-Tanagers and trepamusgos. This bird feeds on small insects foraging in the leaves and branches of trees and on dried, curled leaves. Forest destruction is the leading source of threat to this specie.