23 May, 2011

Golden-crowned Spadebill

Scientific Name: Platyrinchus coronatus

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Subtropical / tropical lowland moist and swamp forest areas in Central America and northern South America.

Field Notes: Small, stubby passerine with nearly absent tail and broad bill. Facial features characteristic of spadebills: dark crown with black postocular and malar stripe on otherwise white face. White eyering. Olive back and rust-colored crown distinguish it from other spadebills.

Personal Notes: Seen at Carara National Park, Costa Rica

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