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Pheucticus tibialis  Black-thighed grosbeak,Pheucticus tibialis Click/tap to enlarge

Pheucticus tibialis

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The black-thighed grosbeak is a large seed-eating bird in the cardinal family, which is endemic to the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama.

This species breeds from about 1,000 m altitude or 1,500 m up to 2,600 m and is found in canopy, woodland edge and semi-open habitats such as pasture with some trees. The nest is a thin cup constructed on a bulky twig base 1–3 m up in a small tree or amongst vines. The female lays two brown-spotted pale blue eggs between.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Minor Torres
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Uploaded Jun 25, 2017. Captured May 22, 2015 09:06.
  • Canon EOS 50D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/640s
  • ISO640
  • 300mm