Wildlife

The following list is not a comprehensive list of all species present in the area around Casa Mariposa.
Rather it is a compilation of sightings by visitors staying at the Casa Mariposa.
These sightings occured on or around our property, at Cloudbridge Reserve and along the Chirripó trail.

Thanks
to Beth Kinsey, Tim, Judy and Logan Phillips, John Titan, Roald Van Stijn, Peter Holmes, Bob Yukich,
Brian Eubanks, the many Cloudbridge Volunteers,
and The Audubon Association of Costa Rica and Anonymous for the sightings and great photos!

If you have sightings from our area you would like to share and add to our website
please email at contact@hotelcasamariposa.net

photos of birds

English Name
(Click on link for photo)
Spanish Name
Scientific Name
(Click on link for call)
Status
Gray-Necked Wood Rail Chirincoco, Pone-Pone Aramides cajanea Resident, Common
Black Guan Pava Negra Chamaepetes unicolor Resident, Becoming Rare
Highland Timamou Gallina de Monte Nothocercus bonopartei Resident, Uncommon
Spotted Wood-Quail Codorniz Moteada Odontophorus guttatus Resident, Common
Swallow-Tailed Kite Gavilán Tijerilla Elanoides forficatus Migratory, Common
Black Vulture Zopilote Negro Cathartes aura Resident, Common
Turkey Vulture Zopilote Cabecirrojo Coragyps atratus Resident, Common
Red-tailed Hawk Gavilán Colirrojo Buteo jamaicensis Resident/Migratory, Uncommon
Barred Forest Falcon Halcón de Monte Barreteado Micrastur ruficollis Resident, Rare
Yellow-Headed Caracara Caracara Cabecigualdo Milvago chimachima Immigrant from Panama
Double-Toothed Kite Gavilán Gorgirrayado Harpagus bidentatus Resident, Fairly Common
Band-tailed Pigeon Paloma Collareja Columba fasciata Resident, Common
Ruddy Pigeon Paloma Rojiza Columba subvinacea Resident, Common
White-tipped Dove Paloma Coliblanca Leptotila verreauxi Resident, Rare
Buff-fronted Quail-Dove Paloma-Perdiz Costarriqueña Geotrygon costaricensis Resident, Rare
Chiriqui Quail-Dove Paloma-Perdiz Pechicanela Geotrygon chiriquensis Resident, Uncommon
Sulfur-winged Parakeet Perico Aliazufrado Pyrrhura hoffmanni Resident, Abundant
Red-fronted Parrotlet Periquito Alirrojo Touit costricensis Dry season visitor
Squirrel Cuckoo Cuco Ardilla Piaya cayana Resident, Common
Mottled Owl Lechuza Café Ciccaba virgata Resident, Rare
Bare-shanked Screech-Owl Lechucita Serranera Otus clarkii Resident, Rare
Spectacled Owl Buho de Anteojos Pulsatrix perspicillata Resident, Fairly Common
Andean Pygmy-Owl Mochuelo Montanero Glaucidium jardini Resident, Fairly Common
Common Pauraque Tapacaminos Común Nyctidromus albicollis Resident, Uncommon
White-collard Swift Golondrón Streptoprocne zonaris Resident, Common
Blue-and-White Swallow Golondrina Azul y Blanco Notiochelidon cyanoleuca Resident, Common
Green Hermit Ermitaño Verde Phaethornis guy Resident, Common
Little Hermit Ermitaño Enano Phaethornis longuemareus Resident, Rare
Violet Sabrewing Ala de Sable Violáceo Campylopterus hemileucurus Resident, Abundant
Green Violet-ear Colibrí Orejivioláceo Verde Colibri thalassinus Resident, Uncommon
Purple-crowned Fairy Colibrí Picopunzón Heliothryx barotti Resident, Uncommon
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia Vientriblanca Amazilia edward Resident, Common
Rufus-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia Rabirrufa Amazilia tzacatl Resident, Abundant
Striped-tailed Hummingbird Colibrí Colirrayado Eupherusa eximia Resident, Common
White-tailed Emerald Esmeralda Coliblanca Elvira chionura Resident, Rare
Gray-tailed Mountain Gem
Male
Female
Colibrí Montañes Coligrís Lampornis cinereicauda Resident, Common
Purple-throated mountain Gem Colibrí Montañés Gorgimorado Lampornis calolaema Resident, Uncommon
Green-crowned Brilliant Brillante Frentiverde Heliodoxa jacula Resident, Uncommon
Magnificent Hummingbird Colibrí Magnífico Eugenes fulgens Resident, Uncommon
Scintillant Hummingbird Chispita Gorginaranja Selasphorus scintilla Resident, Common
Resplendent Quetzal Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno Resident, Becoming Common
Collared Trogon Trogón Collarejo Trogon collaris Resident, Common
Blue-Crowned MotMot Pájaro Bobo Momotus momota Resident, Common
Firery-billed Aracari Cusingo Pteroglossus frantzii Resident, Common
Emerald Toucanet Tucancillo Verde Aulacorhynchus prasinus Resident, Abundant
Chestnut Manibled Toucan Dios-te-de Ramphastost swainsonii Resident, Frequent
Red-headed Barbet
Male
Female
Barbudo Cabecirrojo Eubucco bourcierii Resident, Common
Olivaceous Picolet Carpenterito Olivaceo Picumnus olivaceous Resident, Rare
Acorn Woodpecker Carpintero Careto Melanerpes formicivorus Resident, Common
Lineated Woodpecker Carpintero Lineado Dryocopus lineatus Resident, Uncommon
Red-crowned Woodpecker Carpintero nuquirrojo Melanerpes rubicapillus Resident, common
Smokey-brown Woodpecker Carpintero pardo Veniliornis fumigatus Resident, common
Hairy Woodpecker Carpintero Serranero Picoides villosus Resident, Uncommon
Golden-olive Woodpecker Carpintero Verde Dorado Piculus rubiginosus Resident, Rare
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper Trepadorcito Pico de Cuña Glyphorhynchus spirurus Resident, Rare
Spotted-crowned Woodcreeper Trepador Cabecipunteado Lepidocolaptes affinis Resident, Abundant
Brown-billed Scythebill Trepador Pico de Hoz Campylorhamphus pusillus Resident, Rare
Red-faced Spinetail Colaespina Carirroja Cranioleuca erythrops Resident, Common
Spotted Barbtail Subepalo Moteado Premnoplex brunnescens Resident, Uncommon
Ruddy Treerunner Trepador Rojizo Margarornis rubiginosus Resident, Uncommon
Buffy Tuftedcheek Trepamusgo Cachetón Pseudocolaptes lawrencii Resident, Uncommon
Lineated Foliage-gleaner Trepamusgo Lineado Syndactyla subalaris Resident, Common
Spectacled Foliage-gleaner Trepamusgo de Anteojos Anabacerthia variegaticeps Resident, Rare
Buff-fronted Foliage-gleaner Trepamusgo Rojizo Philydor rufus Resident, Uncommon
Streaked-breasted Treehunter Trepamusgo Cuellirojizo Thripadectes rufobrunneous Resident, Uncommon
Streaked Xenops Xenops Rayado Xenops rutilans Resident, Rare
Slaty Antwren Hormiguerito Pizarroso Myrmotherula schisticolor Resident, Unvommon
Barred Becard Cabezón Ondeado Pachyramphus versicolor Resident, Common
Masked Tityra Tityra Carirroja Tityra semifasciata Resident, Common
Black Phoebe Mosquero de Agua Sayornis nigricans Resident, Uncommon
Boat-billed Flycatcher Mosquerón Picudo Megarhynchus pitangua Resident, Rare
Golden-bellied Flycatcher Mosquero Vientridorado Myiodynastes hemichrysus Resident, Common
Gray-capped Flycatcher Mosquero Cabecigrís Myiozetetes granadensis Resident, Rare
Social Flycatcher Mosquero Cejiblanco Myiozetetes similis Resident, Rare
Great Kiskadee Bienteveo Grande Pitangus sulphuratus Resident, Rare
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Copetón Crestioscuro Myiarchus tuberculifer Resident, Rare
Eastern Wood-Pewee Pibí Oriental Contopus virens Migratory, Common
Dark Pewee Pibí Sombrío Contopus lugubris Resident, Rare
Ochraceous Pewee Pibí Ocraceo Contopus ochraceous Resident, Rare
Yellowish Flycatcher Mosquerito Amarillento Empidonax flavescens Resident, Common
Black-capped Flycatcher Mosquerito Cabecinegro Empidonax atriceps Resident, Rare
Tufted Flycatcher Mosquerito Moñudo Mitrephanes phaeocercus Resident, Common
Eye-ringed Flatbill Piquiplano de Anteojos Rhynchocyclus brevirostris Resident, Rare
Torrent Tyrannulet Mosquerito Guardarrios Serpophaga cinerea Resident, Common
Mountain Elaenia Elainia Montañera Elaenia frantzii Resident, Uncommon
Mistletoe (Paltry) Tyrannulet Mosquerito Cejigrís Zimmerius vilissimus Resident, Abundant
Slaty-capped Flycatcher Mosquerito Orejinegro Leptopogon superciliaris Resident, Rare
Olive-striped Flycatcher Mosquerito Ojimanchado Mionectes olivaceus Resident, Uncommon
Plain Wren Soterrey Chinchiriguí Thryothorus modestus Resident, Rare
House Wren Soterrey Cucarachero Troglodytes aedon Resident, Common
Ochraceous Wren Soterrey Ocroso Troglodytes ochraceus Resident, Uncommon
Gray-breasted Wood-wren Soterrey de Selva Pechigrís Henicorhina leucophrys Resident, Abundant
Clay-colored Robin Mirlo Pardo (Yiguirro) Turdus grayi Resident, Common
Mountain Robin Mirlo Montañero Turdus plebejus Resident, Common
Sooty Robin Mirlo Negruzco Turdus nigrescens Resident, Common
Swainson's Thrush Zorzal de Swainson Catharus ustulatus Migratory, Rare
Wood Thrush Zorzal de Bosque Hylocichla mustelina Migratory, Common
Black-faced Solitaire Jilguero Myadestes melanops Resident, Common
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush Zorzal Sombrío Catharus fuscate Resident, Common
Ruddy-capped Nightingale-Thrush Zorzal Gorrirojizo Catharus frantzii Resident, Common
Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush Zorzal Piquianaranjado Catharus aurantiirostris Resident, Common
American Dipper Mirlo Acuatico Plomizo Cinclus mexicanus Resident, Common
Silvery-throated Jay Urraca Gorgiplateada Cyanolyca argentigula Resident, Uncommon
Brown Jay Urraca Parda Cyanocorax affinis Resident, Common
Long-tailed Silky-flycatcher Capulinero Colilargo Ptilogonys caudatus Resident, Uncommon
Rufus-browed Peppershrike Vireon Cejirrufo Cyclarhis gujanensis Resident, Common
Yellow-winged Vireo Vireo Aliamarillo Vireo carmioli Resident, Common
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo Ojirrojo Vireo olivaceus Migratory, Uncommon
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo Amarillento Vireo philadelphicus Migratory, Uncommon
Brown-capped Vireo Vireo Montañero Vireo leucophrys Resident, Common
Bananaquit Reinita Mielera Coereba flaveola Resident, Common
Black-and-White Warbler Reinita Trepadora Mniotilta varia Migratory, Uncommon
Golden-winged Warbler Reinita Alidorada Vermivora chrysoptera Migratory, Uncommon
Tennessee Warbler Reinita Verdilla Vermivora peregrina Migratory, Common
Flame-throated Warbler Garganta de Fuego Parula gutturalis Resident, Uncommon
Tropical Parula Parula Tropical Parula pitiayumi Resident, Common
Black-throated Green Warbler Reinita Cariamarilla Dendroica virens Migratory, Common
Blackburnian Warbler Reinita Gorginaranja Dendroica fusca Migratory, Common
Louisiana Waterthrush Reinita Acuatica Piquigrande Seiurus motacilla Migratory, Uncommon
Gray-crowned Yellowthroat Antifacito Coronigrís Geothlypis poliocephala Resident, Rare
Wilson's Warbler Reinita Gorrinegra Wilsonia pusilla Migratory, Abundant
Canada Warbler Reinita Pechirrayada Wilsonia canadensis Migratory, Rare
Slate-throated Redstart Candelita Pechinegra Myioborus miniatus Resident, Abundant
Collared Redstart Candelita Collareja
(Amigo del Hombre)
Myioborus torquatus Resident, Abundant
Golden-crowned Warbler Reinita Coronidorada Basileuterus culicivorus Resident, Rare
Three-striped Warbler Reinita Cabecilistada Basileuterus tristriatus Resident, Abundant
Black-cheeked Warbler Reinita Carinegra Basileuterus melanogenys Resident, Abundant
Balitimore Oriole Bolsero Norteño Icterus galbula Migratory, Uncommon
Golden-browed Chlorophonia
Male
Female
Clorofonia Cejidorada Chlorophonia callophrys Resident, Uncommon
Blue-hooded Euphonia Eufonia Capuchiceleste Euphonia elegantissima Resident, Common
Speckled Tanager Tangara Moteada Tangara guttata Resident, Common
Silver-throated Tanager Tangara Dorada Tangara icterocephala Resident, Abundant
Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara Capuchidorada Tangara larvata Resident, Common
Bay-headed Tanager Tangara Cabecicastaña Tangara gyrola Resident, Common
Green Honeycreeper Mielero Verde Chlorophanes spiza Resident, Common
Spangled-cheeked Tanager Tangara Vientricastaña Tangara dowii Resident, Common
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis Mielero Celeste y Negro Dacnis venusta Resident, Common
Blue-gray Tanager Tangara Azuleja Thraupis episcopus Resident, Uncommon
Scarlet-rumped (Cherrie's) Tanager Tangara de Passerini Ramphocelus passerinii Resident, Common
Summer Tanager Tangara Veranera Piranga rubra Migratory, Uncommon
Hepatic Tanager Tangara Bermeja iranga flava Resident, Rare
White-winged Tanager Tangara Aliblanca Piranga leucoptera Resident, Uncommon
Common Bush Tanager Tangara de Monte Ojeruda Chlorospingus ophthalmicus Resident, Abundant
Sooty-capped Bush Tanager Tangara de Monte Cejiblanca Chlorospingus pileatus Resident, Rare
Flame-colored Tanager Tangara Dorsirrayada Piranga bidentata Resident, Common
Sulphur-Rumped Tanager Tangara Lomiazufrada Heterospingus rubifrons Resident, Uncommon
Buff-throated Saltator Saltator Gorgianteado Saltator maximus Resident, Uncommon
Streaked Saltator Saltator Listado Saltator albicollis Resident, Common
Black-thighed Grosbeak Picogrueso Vientriamarillo Pheucticus tibialus Resident, Uncommon
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
juvenile
Picogrueso Pechirrosado Pheucticus ludovicianus Migratory, Rare
Yellow-faced Grassquit Semillerito Cariamarillo Tiaris olivacea Resident, Abundant
Blue Seedeater Semillero Azulado Amaurospiza concolor Resident, Rare
Slaty Flowerpiercer Pinchaflor Plomizo Diglossa plumbea Resident, Uncommon
Yellow-thighed Finch Saltón de Muslos Amarillos Pselliophorus tibialis Resident, Abundant
Yellow-throated Brush Finch Saltón Gargantiamarilla Atlapetes gutturalis Resident, Uncommon
Chestnut-capped Brush Finch Saltón Cabecicastaño Atlapetes brunneinucha Resident, Common
Rufus-collared Sparrow Chingolo Zonotrichia capensis Resident, Abundant
Lesser Goldfinch Jilguero Minor Carduelis psaltria Resident, Uncommon
Yellow-bellied Siskin Jilguero Vientriamarillo Carduelis xanthogastra Resident, Uncommon

Mammals

English Name
(Click on link for photo)
Spanish Name
Scientific Name
Status
Spider Monkey Mono Araña Ateles geoffroyi Resident, Uncommon
Capuchin Monkey Mono Cara Blanca Cebus capucinus Resident, Uncommon
Conner Monkey Mono Feo Humanis Papi Crackis Migratory, Uncommon
Agouti Guatusa Dasyprocta punctata Resident, Uncommon
Paca Tepezcuintle Agouti paca Resident, Uncommon
Nine-Banded Armadillo Cusco, Armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus Resident, Common
Four-eyed Opossum Zorro del Agua Philander opossum Resident, Uncommon
Common Opossum Zorro Pelón Didelphis marsupialis Resident, Common
Collared Peccary Saino Tayassu tajacu Resident, Common
Tayra Tolumuco Eira barbara Resident, Ccommon
Puma León del Montaña Felis concolor Resident, Uncommon
Jaguarundi León Breñero Felis yagouaroundi Resident, Common
Coyote Coyote Canis latrans Resident, Common
Coati Pizote Nasua narica Resident, Common
Racoon Mapache Procyon lotor Resident, Common
Kinkajou Martilla Potus flavus Resident, Common
Cottontail Rabbit Conejo Silvilagus floridanus Resident, Common
Red-tailed Squirrel Ardilla Roja Sciurus granatensis Resident, Common
Spiny Pocket Mouse Ratón Semiespinosa Heteromys desmarestianus Resident, Common
Vampire Bat Vampiro Desmodus rotundus Resident, Common

"Herptiles"

English Name
(Click on link for photo)
Spanish Name
Scientific Name
Status
Caecelian Culebra de Dos Cabezas Oscaecillia osca Resident, Uncommon
Glass Frog Ranita de Vidrio Hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum Resident, Uncommon
Haematiticus Toad Sapo Bufo haematiticus Resident, Uncommon
Marine Toad Sapo Grande Bufo marinus Resident, Common
Barred Forest Racer ? Dendrophidion percarinatum Resident, Common
Black-tailed Worm Snake Culebra de Tierra Cola Negra Geophis talamancae Resident, Common
Fire-Bellied Snake Falsa Coral de Quebrada Liophis epinephalus Resident, Common
Black Speckled Pit Viper Bocaracá Bothriechis nigroviridis Resident, Uncommon
Stripe-sided Palm Pit viper Lora Bothriechis lateralis Resident, Uncommon
Fer de Lance Terciopelo Bothros asper Resident, Uncommon
Anole Lizard Largartija Norops polylepis Resident, Common
Common Basilisk Basilisco Commun Basiliscus basiliscus Resident, Uncommon
Spiny Lizard Largartija Espinosa Sceloporus malachiticus Resident, Common
Skink Escincela Parda Sphenomorphus cherriei Resident, Common

Insects


Butterflies observed by Bob Yukich are found here