El Yigüirro (Turdus grayi) was declared a national bird as a tribute to its powerful and melodious song that accompanies the entrance of the rainy season.
The Turdus Grayi is one of the best known because, apart from its abundance, it is very notable for its early song of the rainy season and has been chosen as the National Bird of Costa Rica.
The reasons that led to the declaration of the yiguirro as National Bird, is based on the fact that this bird has long been very familiar to Costa Ricans, because it lives very close to the houses and its name is often mentioned in typical songs, Stories and literary works of Costa Rican authors.
As the rainy season approaches, the males of the yiguirros chant for much of the day. Among our people, there is a belief that with these songs the bird is “calling the rains”, but what happens is the beginning of the nesting season, between March and July, where males sing to proclaim a territory in Who together with their partner will raise their chicks.
In the bird watching tour or any other tour that you do in our company, you can observe our national bird, as well as taste its melodious singing…
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