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Purple-crowned Fairy

Heliothryx barroti


This is a medium-sized hummingbird (11.5 cm long and weighs 6.5 g ), found in the lowlands from Mexico to Colombia. The individual in the photo feeds on flowers of Mucuna sp. The male has a purple crown and a purple spot at the end of the eyepatch, which is bordered below with a glittering green malar stripe, the female lacks the purple and glittering green colours on the head.


Rainforest lowlands


Very territorial, also feeds on insects

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Las Horquetas, Provincia Heredia, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.43, Long: -84.00

Spotted on Nov 15, 2016
Submitted on Nov 19, 2016

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