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MontrealTropical Cloud Forest

This forest is located between 1600-1800 meters (5,249-5,905 ft.) above sea level and extends throughout the mountain range, as much as on the Caribbean slope as on the Pacific.

Temperature ranges between 12 - 18º C (53.6 – 64.4º F), with the average temperature being 15º C (59º F). This life zone displays a great variety of soil conditions and receives 3.707 mm (1,460 in) of annual precipitation. Furthermore; its dry season lasts 30 to 45 days.

n its natural condition, the evergreen forest of this life zone has an average height of 24-40 meters (79-131 feet) and consists of two moderately dense layers, with an abundance of epiphytes, palms and shrubs.

Some of the arboreal species that can be seen are the Gum tree (Sapium oligoneurum), Limoncillo (Zanthoxyllum limoncillo), Wooly-leaved Sapote (Casimiroa tetrameria), Quizarrá Amarrillo (Phoebe mollicela), Burío (Heliocarpus appendiculatus), Uruca (Trichilia glabra), Guijarros (Stenmadenia glabra), and Oak (Quercus oocarpa).

Some of the fauna species that inhabit this area are the Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus), Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Red brocket (Mazama Americana), White-nosed coati (Nasua narica), Resplendent quetzal (Paromachrus mocinno), Black guan (Chamaeprtes unicolor), Great curassow (Crax rubra), Costa Rican salamander (Bolitoglossa subpalmata), Jaguar (Panthera Onca), Swallow-tailed kite (Elanoides forficatus), Emerald toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus), Hoffman's two-toed sloth (Choleopus hoffmani), Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Coyote (Canis latrans), Violet sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus), Tayra (Eira Barbara), Mountain thrush (Turdus plebejus), Sooty thrush (Turdus nigrescens), Black-faced solitaire (Myadestes melanops), Three-wattled bellbird (Procnias tricarunculata), and the Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii).
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