Check List 14(1): 141-151, doi: 10.15560/14.1.141
Range expansion and noteworthy records of Costa Rican birds (Aves)
expand article infoLuis Sandoval, Daniel Martínez§, Diego Ocampo, Mauricio Vásquez Pizarro|, David Araya-H., Ernesto Carman#, Mauricio Sáenz, Adrián García-Rodríguez¤
‡ Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro, Costa Rica§ ., Cartago, Costa Rica| ., Jaco, Costa Rica¶ Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica# ., Paraíso, Costa Rica¤ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil
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We present new distribution information for 19 species of Costa Rican birds. Thirteen species show changes in altitudinal distribution, 9 are recorded at higher elevations such as Egretta rufescens (Gmelin, 1789), Heliomaster constantii (Delattre, 1843), Myiozetetes cayanensis (Linnaeus, 1766), and Lonchura malacca (Linnaeus, 1766), and 4 are recorded at lower elevations, Panterpe insignis Cabanis & Heine, 1860, Empidonax albigularis Sclater & Salvin, 1859, Sayornis nigricans (Swainson, 1827), and Dacnis venusta (Lawrence, 1862). We recorded 2 forest understory species, Geotrygon montana (Linnaeus, 1758), and Grallaria guatimalensis Prévost & Des Murs, 1842, inside the area of the county with the most urban development. Finally, Saltator grossus (Linnaeus, 1766), which was restricted to Caribbean forest, was recorded at the South Pacific rainforest for the first time.
Antpitta; Caribbean region; Central Valley; heron; highlands; parrot; Pacific rainforest region