Rufous Mourner (Rhytipterna holerythra)

The Rufous Mourner does not have flashy colors, but it is not commonly seen, so watching it at El Copal, during a birdwatching trip with Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica (AOCR) was a great highlight in July. It is almost identical to the Rufous Piha, and normally only separable by voice. Our expert guide from AOCR was able to identify it.


The Rufous Mourner may not look that flashy, but it is difficult to spot. This one was relatively comfortable with me getting up close

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