Biodiversity - Summer Tanager

  • Name: Summer Tanager

  • Scientific name: Piranga rubra

  • Category: Birds

  • Family: Thraupidae

Status:  Common

Size:  16.5 cm

Weight:  30 grams

Elevation:  up to 2,500 meters above sea level.


Visits secondary growth, sparse trees in shaded gardens and forest edges.

Territorial during rainy season.  Occasionally in mixed flocks with other Tanagers and Warblers.

Feeds on diverse varitey of fruits;  also likes to search in the hives of stingless bees in search of larva and sometimes adults.

Can trap insects in flight.

Like other species of Tanagers, they like to visit artifical feeders.

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The cloud forests of Costa Rica have a unique nature that we can learn about.


Overnight hotel package  - Chirripo Costa Rica

Overnight hotel package - Chirripo Costa Rica

One night of lodging in the "Mirador" or "Tirra" cabin...


Una escapadita a los regazos del cerro Chirripó

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Environmental tips

In the Kitchen:

Use appropriate size pots and pans for your heating elements.

Whenever possible use a lid to retain heat.

Whenever possible use a pressure cooker, a slow electric cooker and electric coffee makers; these devices help to diminsh energy consumption.

Do not put hot or warm dishes into your refrigerator; in addition your refrigerator should be at least 5 cm from walls and never place a refigerator near a heat source such as an oven or stove.

Always try to purchase energy efficient appliances which are environmentally friendly.





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Rose - breasted GrosbeakDuring the winter, frequents clear groves...
  • Name: Rose - breasted Grosbeak

  • Scientific name: Pheucticus ludovicianus

  • Family: Cardinalidae

  • Region: San Gerardo



Elisa Naranjo

Heredia Hace 15 años conocí este lugar y quede enamorada. Realmente es un paraíso. Recuerdo con mucho cariño a la Familia Elizondo. Espero volver antes que termine el año, esta vez con mis hijas. Les envío un gran abrazo.
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