subcontinent

Central America

284 species

Central America is a region of the Americas. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the south, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Their combined population is estimated at 44.53 million,

Legendary National Birds of Central AmericaResplendent quetzal, GuatemalaTurquoise-browed motmot, El Salvador and NicaraguaKeel-billed toucan, BelizeScarlet macaw, HondurasClay-colored thrush, Costa RicaHarpy eagle, Panama

Resplendent quetzal, Guatemala

Turquoise-browed motmot, El Salvador and Nicaragua

Keel-billed toucan, Belize

Scarlet macaw, Honduras

Clay-colored thrush, Costa Rica

Harpy eagle, Panama

Ecoregions are not only established to protect the forests themselves but also because they are habitats for an incomparably rich and often endemic fauna. Almost half of the bird population of the Talamancan montane forests in Costa Rica and Panama are endemic to this region. Several birds are listed as threatened, most notably the resplendent quetzal, three-wattled bellbird, bare-necked umbrellabird, and black guan, Many of the amphibians are endemic and depend on the existence of forest. The golden toad that once inhabited a small region in the Monteverde Reserve, which is part of the Talamancan montane forests, has not been seen alive since 1989 and is listed as extinct by IUCN. The exact causes for its extinction are unknown. Global warming may have played a role, because the development of that frog is typical for this area may have been compromised. Seven small mammals are endemic to the Costa Rica-Chiriqui highlands within the Talamancan montane forest region. Jaguars, cougars, spider monkeys, as well as tapirs, and anteaters live in the woods of Central America. The Central American red brocket is a brocket deer found in Central America's tropical forest.

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Central America is a region of the Americas. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the south, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Their combined population is estimated at 44.53 million,

Legendary National Birds of Central AmericaResplendent quetzal, GuatemalaTurquoise-browed motmot, El Salvador and NicaraguaKeel-billed toucan, BelizeScarlet macaw, HondurasClay-colored thrush, Costa RicaHarpy eagle, Panama

Resplendent quetzal, Guatemala

Turquoise-browed motmot, El Salvador and Nicaragua

Keel-billed toucan, Belize

Scarlet macaw, Honduras

Clay-colored thrush, Costa Rica

Harpy eagle, Panama

Ecoregions are not only established to protect the forests themselves but also because they are habitats for an incomparably rich and often endemic fauna. Almost half of the bird population of the Talamancan montane forests in Costa Rica and Panama are endemic to this region. Several birds are listed as threatened, most notably the resplendent quetzal, three-wattled bellbird, bare-necked umbrellabird, and black guan, Many of the amphibians are endemic and depend on the existence of forest. The golden toad that once inhabited a small region in the Monteverde Reserve, which is part of the Talamancan montane forests, has not been seen alive since 1989 and is listed as extinct by IUCN. The exact causes for its extinction are unknown. Global warming may have played a role, because the development of that frog is typical for this area may have been compromised. Seven small mammals are endemic to the Costa Rica-Chiriqui highlands within the Talamancan montane forest region. Jaguars, cougars, spider monkeys, as well as tapirs, and anteaters live in the woods of Central America. The Central American red brocket is a brocket deer found in Central America's tropical forest.

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