My last spotting of one of these beauties until I come back to Central America. I think the name "fiery" does not only come from its colorful chin and chest but also from how fiercely they protect the food sources they find, from other individuals. They are atracted to high-sugar content flowers, which are usually red in their habitat (no wonder why the human-made feeders are also red-colored). Interestingly, although they will defend their territory from other males and other species of hummingbirds and even large insects such as hawkmoths, they still tolerate females approaching their feeding grounds. No wonder, as this is one of the only places where they will find each other as otherwise this species is solitary and the male does not intervene in the nesting and raising of offspring processes.
Lat: 9.64, Long: -83.86
Spotted on Apr 22, 2014
Submitted on Jul 27, 2014
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