Biodiversity - Dusky Ant bird

  • Name: Dusky Ant bird

  • Scientific name: Cercomacra tyrannina

  • Category: Birds

  • Family: Thamnophilidae

Status:  Occasional

Size:  14.5 cm.

Weight:  18 grams.

Elevation:  up to 1,200 meters above sea level.


This bird is common in thickets and humid forests, especially along the edges of clearings and secondary forests.

The female lays two eggs which are incubated by both parents.

Feeds on beetles, ants, cocroaches, caterpillars, and butterflies.

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Overnight hotel package  - Chirripo Costa Rica

Overnight hotel package - Chirripo Costa Rica

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



One night in San Gerardo and Three nights in chirripo


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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.





Chirripó National Park

This is an extraordinary attraction not only within the country, but in all of Central America


Rufous - collared SparrowThis bird has beautiful feathers and is commonly seen in the area...
  • Name: Rufous - collared Sparrow

  • Scientific name: Zonotrichia capensis

  • Family: Emberizidae

  • Region: San Gerardo




Suiza Tuvimos la oportunidad de comenzar el 2011 visitando este maravilloso lugar. Le agradezco mucho a la familia Elizondo su excelente atención. A David que nos acompañó como guía al Chirripó, mil gracias por todo! Fue un camino muy duro pero la ...
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