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Bird Sounds of Costa Rica, Volume 1: Spectacular and Common Birds

Series: Bird Sounds of Costa Rica Volume: 1

By: Helge Kvam(Author), Jon Lurås(Contributor), Peter Boesman(Contributor), Dodge Engleman(Contributor), Gunter De Smet(Contributor), Thilo Reinhard(Translated by), Graham Pearson(Narrator)

131 tracks

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Compact Disc | Mar 2014 | #213538
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This MP3-CD is developed especially for people interested in birds, who are visiting Costa Rica for the first time, and would like to familiarise themselves with the sounds before they travel.

The CD contains 131 tracks introducing the main species found in Costa Rica. This disc concentrates primarily on species where the song is important for identification and those that tend to make a lot of noise. Several birds of the same species are demonstrated where there are large individual variations in the call they make, so that the listener will be able to understand the characteristic song pattern made by the bird. Between the sounds an explanatory text is read. Volume 1, which is the first in a series, discusses spectacular species in addition to species that are most commonly heard. It contains only new recordings from Costa Rica – with a few exceptions (i.e. from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, which are also recent).

The intention is to provide an introduction to the birds of Costa Rica and how to learn the most important sounds. For this reason the selection of species is not complete and does not discuss less common species. The birds are grouped in "sound families" according to how they sing – regardless of taxonomical order.

On the CD you will also find a comprehensive index containing information about the tracks, when and where the recordings were made, the dating of each sound clip, the birds’ Latin names, etc.


1    Blue-crowned Motmot    Momotus coeruliceps
2    Rufous Motmot    Baryphthengus martii
3    Broad-billed Motmot    Electron platyrhynchum
4    Turquoise-browed Motmot    Eumomota superciliosa
5    Chestnut-backed Antbird    Myrmeciza exsul
6    Black-faced Antthrush    Formicarius analis
7    Black-throated Trogon    Trogon rufus
8    Collared Trogon    Trogon collaris
9    Resplendent Quetzal    Pharomachrus mocinno
10    Gartered Trogon    Trogon caligatus
11    Lattice-tailed Trogon    Trogon clathratus
12    Slaty-tailed Trogon    Trogon massena
13    Baird's Trogon    Trogon bairdii
14    Great Antshrike    Taraba major
15    Black-headed Trogon    Trogon melanocephalus
16    Elegant Trogon    Trogon elegans
17    Great Tinamou    Tinamus major
18    Little Tinamou    Crypturellus soui
19    Slaty-breasted Tinamou    Crypturellus boucardi
20    Thicket Tinamou    Crypturellus cinnamomeus
21    Scarlet Macaw    Ara macao
22    Gray-headed Chachalaca    Ortalis cinereiceps
23    Black Guan    Chamaepetes unicolor
24    Plain Chachalaca    Ortalis vetula
25    White-bellied Chachalaca    Ortalis leucogastra
26    Black-breasted Wood-Quail    Odontophorus leucolaemus
27    Collared Aracari    Pteroglossus torquatus
28    Chestnut-mandibled Toucan    Ramphastos ambiguus
29    Keel-billed Toucan    Ramphastos sulfuratus
30    Crested Guan    Penelope purpurascens
31    Emerald Toucanet    Aulacorhynchus prasinus
32    Laughing Falcon    Herpetotheres cachinnans
33    Collared Forest-Falcon    Micrastur semitorquatus
34    Prong-billed Barbet    Semnornis frantzii
35    Barred Forest-Falcon    Micrastur ruficollis
36    Highland Tinamou    Nothocercus bonapartei
37    Gray-necked Wood-Rail    Aramides cajaneus
38    Brown Jay    Psilorhinus morio
39    Gray Hawk (Gray-lined Hawk)    Buteo nitidus
40    Roadside Hawk    Rupornis magnirostris
41    Short-billed Pigeon    Patagioenas nigrirostris
42    Ruddy Pigeon    Patagioenas subvinacea
43    Red-billed Pigeon    Patagioenas flavirostris
44    Pale-vented Pigeon    Patagioenas cayennensis
45    White-winged Dove    Zenaida asiatica
46    Inca Dove    Columbina inca
47    Common Ground-Dove    Columbina passerina
48    Plain-breasted Ground-Dove    Columbina minuta
49    Ruddy Ground-Dove    Columbina talpacoti
50    Blue Ground-Dove    Claravis pretiosa
51    White-tipped Dove    Leptotila verreauxi
52    Gray-headed Dove    Leptotila plumbeiceps
53    Gray-chested Dove    Leptotila cassini
54    Ruddy Quail-Dove    Geotrygon montana
55    Spectacled Owl    Pulsatrix perspicillata
56    Crested Owl    Lophostrix cristata
57    Black-and-white Owl    Ciccaba nigrolineata
58    Mottled Owl    Ciccaba virgata
59    Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl    Glaucidium brasilianum
60    Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl    Glaucidium costaricanum
61    Bare-shanked Screech-Owl    Megascops clarkii
62    Tropical Screech-Owl    Megascops choliba
63    Vermiculated Screech-Owl    Megascops guatemalae
64    Lesser Nighthawk    Chordeiles acutipennis
65    Common Pauraque    Nyctidromus albicollis
66    Dusky Nightjar    Antrostomus saturatus
67    Common Potoo    Nyctibius griseus
68    Northern Potoo    Nyctibius jamaicensis
69    Great Potoo    Nyctibius grandis
70    Squirrel Cuckoo    Piaya cayana
71    Striped Cuckoo    Tapera naevia
72    Three-wattled Bellbird    Procnias tricarunculatus
73    Black-faced Solitaire    Myadestes melanops
74    Long-tailed Manakin    Chiroxiphia linearis
75    House Wren    Troglodytes aedon
76    Rufous-collared Sparrow    Zonotrichia capensis
77    Grayish Saltator    Saltator coerulescens
78    Clay-colored Thrush    Turdus grayi
79    White-throated Thrush    Turdus assimilis
80    Buff-throated Saltator    Saltator maximus
81    Cherrie's Tanager    Ramphocelus costaricensis
82    Green Shrike-Vireo    Vireolanius pulchellus
83    Rufous-browed Peppershrike    Cyclarhis gujanensis
84    Black-headed Saltator    Saltator atriceps
85    Black-faced Grosbeak    Caryothraustes poliogaster
86    Great-tailed Grackle    Quiscalus mexicanus
87    Melodious Blackbird    Dives dives
88    Montezuma Oropendola    Psarocolius montezuma
89    Chestnut-headed Oropendola    Psarocolius wagleri
90    Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner    Automolus ochrolaemus
91    Slaty Spinetail    Synallaxis brachyura
92    Tropical Gnatcatcher    Polioptila plumbea
93    Plain Xenops    Xenops minutus
94    White-whiskered Puffbird    Malacoptila panamensis
95    Rufous-tailed Jacamar    Galbula ruficauda
96    Barred Antshrike    Thamnophilus doliatus
97    Black-hooded Antshrike    Thamnophilus bridgesi
98    Western Slaty-Antshrike (Black-crowned)    Thamnophilus atrinucha
99    Plain Antvireo    Dysithamnus mentalis
100    Dusky Antbird    Cercomacra tyrannina
101    Immaculate Antbird (Zeledon's Antbird)    Myrmeciza zeledoni
102    Dull-mantled Antbird    Myrmeciza laemosticta
103    Thicket Antpitta    Hylopezus dives
104    Streak-chested Antpitta    Hylopezus perspicillatus
105    Fasciated Antshrike    Cymbilaimus lineatus
106    Cocoa Woodcreeper    Xiphorhynchus susurrans
107    Northern Barred-Woodcreeper    Dendrocolaptes sanctithomae
108    Brown-billed Scythebill    Campylorhamphus pusillus
109    Spotted Antbird    Hylophylax naevioides
110    Ivory-billed Woodcreeper    Xiphorhynchus flavigaster
111    Black-striped Woodcreeper    Xiphorhynchus lachrymosus
112    Tawny-winged Woodcreeper    Dendrocincla anabatina
113    Streak-headed Woodcreeper    Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
114    Spot-crowned Woodcreeper    Lepidocolaptes affinis
115    Spotted Woodcreeper    Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
116    Wedge-billed Woodcreeper    Glyphorynchus spirurus
117    Silvery-fronted Tapaculo    Scytalopus argentifrons
118    Buff-rumped Warbler    Myiothlypis fulvicauda
119    Common Tody-Flycatcher    Todirostrum cinereum
120    Tropical Kingbird    Tyrannus melancholicus
121    Yellow-olive Flycatcher    Tolmomyias sulphurescens
122    Piratic Flycatcher    Legatus leucophaius
123    Bright-rumped Attila    Attila spadiceus
124    Lesser Greenlet    Hylophilus decurtatus
125    Great Kiskadee    Pitangus sulphuratus
126    Gray-capped Flycatcher    Myiozetetes granadensis
127    Social Flycatcher    Myiozetetes similis
128    Boat-billed Flycatcher    Megarynchus pitangua
129    Hoffmann's Woodpecker    Melanerpes hoffmannii
130    Pale-billed Woodpecker    Campephilus guatemalensis
131    Lineated Woodpecker    Dryocopus lineatus

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