This is a photo of a female purple-throated mountaingem hummingbird, which we saw 15 March 2014 in Cinchona in Costa Rica. We will get there later in this blog post.
As we walked back down, a hummingbird flying around a scrub. It was rather big (I mean, big for a hummingbird …) and looked greenish. We saw mainly its back. Later, we would see this species, the fiery-throated hummingbird, much better, including its splendid colours under favourable lighting.
A slaty flowerpiercer was there as well.
Then, lower on the Poas slope, to a garden opposite a restaurant, where feeders attracted hummingbirds.
Among them were a female green-crowned brilliant. A…
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