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our knowledge library about

Costa Rica

Welcome to the TicoRico knowledge library around CostaRica,

WikiRico gives you in a very extensive way an insight into the life of the plants and tree world and of course the animal world.

Our goal is to create a knowledge database for all nature enthusiasts, travelers and generally for young and old.
“together we learn, we discover the nature of CostaRica”.

But it is not only about knowledge per se, we are mainly interested in learning how to interact with nature and its diversity. Every day we learn something new from nature and with nature. Therefore WikiRico will be developed in perspective as a very important educational tool for local schools and associations to share this information and especially to bring it closer to children.

Knowledge must be available for everyone

BECOME A PART OF WIKIRICO

We invite everyone to publicly share their own knowledge, insights, photos and information about CostaRica’s nature and expand our library.

Through our contact form you can upload your pictures and information and make them available to WikiRico. After a review of the content, with your permission we will automatically upload the content in the appropriate category and thus make it publicly available.
Of course and if requested by you we will mention your name on the website as “sponsored by”.
the declaration of the copyrights of the content as well as the rights of use of the content for is of course a prerequisite.

– additions to existing entries (pictures, text)
– new species in existing categories (images, text)
– new species for new categories (images, text)

(the maximum size of the images is 4mb and 2048 x 2048 pixels)

We will publish it after a review in our library and make it available to every Costa Rica enthusiast.

As a sponsor you can participate anonymously or we will be happy to publish your name with the corresponding images and text.
Of course you can decide this yourself.

In the category “Tree & Plants” or “Animals” you will find your upload form.

We are glad for your support at WikiRico

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*the copyrights must be declared

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TREES & PLANTS

Discover the incredible diversity of Costa Rica's tree and plant life

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ANIMALS

Discover the incredible diversity of Costa Rica's animals and wildlife

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Reforestation Nature

Get an insight into the process of renaturation

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The diversity of

Costa Rica

Costa Rica has the greatest plant diversity in the world with trees, aquatic and terrestrial plants, flowers,  plant species and great diversity of animals that amaze even experienced biologists.

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Tennesse Warbler

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Tennesse Warbler

Tiny, greenish warbler that breeds in boreal forest. Breeding males have lime-green back, pale blue-gray head, and dingy whitish underparts.

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Calycophyllum Candidísimum

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Calycophyllum Candidísimum

This tree, with a height of about 25 meters, is known for its flowering. Its wood (hardwood) is used for making bows and arrows.

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Dipteryx Oleifera

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Dipteryx Oleifera

s a valuable hardwood tree that can grow up to 50 meters high. Its wood, along with mahogany, is one of the most popular tropical woods due to its durability.

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Collared Aricari

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Collared Aricari

An attractive small toucan of tropical lowland forest and edge.

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Brosimum Alicastrum

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Brosimum Alicastrum

The breadnut tree is a fast-growing evergreen deciduous tree that reaches growth heights of up to 30 meters or more. Trunk diameter can exceed 1 meter.

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Platymiscium Curuense

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Platymiscium Curuense

This tree can grow up to 33 meters high and has become very rare, making it one of the trees in danger of extinction.

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Terminalia Oblonga

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Terminalia Oblonga

Terminalia oblonga, Surá, Guayabon, Surá is a large tree that can reach a height of 45 meters and a trunk circumference of 150 cm.

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Tropical Mockingbird

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Tropical Mockingbird

Silvery gray above and whitish below with a long rounded tail that is black with a bold white tip.

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Jaguar

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Jaguar

The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a large cat species and the only living member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.

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Guanacaste Blanco

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Guanacaste Blanco

The white guanacaste, Albizia niopoides belongs to the Fabaceae family and is deciduous in the dry season. It reaches a height of up to 25 meters.

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Chrysophyllum Cainito

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Chrysophyllum Cainito

It grows as an evergreen tree to over 20 meters high. The fruits are edible, used raw and cooked. The seeds, skin and inner "bark" are not edible.

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Pachira Aquatica

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Pachira Aquatica

This evergreen deciduous tree reaches growth heights of 4 to 20 meters outdoors. It develops a slightly thickened trunk base with smaller rootlets or board roots, which also serves as a water reservoir.

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Catalpa Longísima

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Catalpa Longísima

This tree grows about 25 meters high and has white or pink flowers. The wood is hard and resistant, brown in color with dark veins and is used for common work, poles, beams, carpentry, joinery and construction.

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Byrsonima Crassifolia

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Byrsonima Crassifolia

This is a slow growing large shrub or tree that can grow up to 10 meters tall. Its fruits are eaten raw or cooked as a dessert.

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Summer Tanager

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Summer Tanager

Large tanager with a hefty bill. Adult males are completely red; immature males are dull yellow-olive with blotchy patches of red.

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Sterculia Apetala

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Sterculia Apetala

The height of this tree ranges from up to 40 meters. The wood of Sterculia apetala is used to make boxes, industrial and household wood products, canoes and tool handles.

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Ocelot

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Ocelot

The ocelot is a medium-sized spotted wild cat that reaches 40–50 cm at the shoulders and weighs between 7 and 15.5 kg on average.

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Great Kiskadee

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Great Kiskadee

Large, boldly marked, and boisterous flycatcher. Rather stocky with large head and short tail.

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Syzygium Malaccense

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Syzygium Malaccense

The tree can grow up to 18 meters high. It flowers in early summer and bears fruit three months later. In Costa Rica, it flowers earlier and bears ripe fruit in April.

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Cordia Alliodora

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Cordia Alliodora

This tree can grow up to 20 meters high and has a diameter of up to 60 cm, found in rainforests from 0 to 600 m above sea level.

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Tabebuia Rosea

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Tabebuia Rosea

This is a neotropical tree that can grow up to 30 meters high. Its name Roble de Sabana , which means "savanna oak", is widely used in Costa Rica.

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Cassia Grandis

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Cassia Grandis

This tree can grow up to 25 meters high with dark green foliage and very showy pink flowers in clusters.

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Swietenia Macrophylla

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Swietenia Macrophylla

Swietenia macrophylla. Mahogany, caoba, mahagony, Evergreen or deciduous tree that grows up to 50 meters high.

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Crimson fronted parakeet

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Crimson fronted parakeet

Mostly green with long, pointed tail. Red forehead. In flight, look for red patch under shoulder.

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Tabebuia Impetiginosa

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Tabebuia Impetiginosa

Tabebuia impetiginosa, Purple Trumpet Tree, Cortez Negro, Black Trumpet

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Ceiba Pentandra

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Ceiba Pentandra

The kapok tree is a mighty, deciduous tree with an umbrella-shaped to round crown. It can reach a height of 75 meters and a trunk diameter of more than 3 meters.

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Yellow Troated Tucan

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Yellow Troated Tucan

Large unmistakable toucan with a huge, rainbow-colored bill. Often seen in pairs, but not usually in groups like aracaris.

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Great Tailed Grackle

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Great Tailed Grackle

Large, lanky blackbird with flat crown and long tail. Males have ridiculously long tails, almost as long as their body, often held in a V-shape.

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Pithecellobium Saman

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Pithecellobium Saman

Is a plant species within the mimosa subfamily and can grow up to 20 meters high. At night it seems to rain lightly under its crown and under the tree the grass stays green much longer in the dry season.

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White throated magpie jay

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White throated magpie jay

The white-throated magpie-jay is a large Central American species of magpie-jay.

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