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Green-Crowned Brilliant

Heliodoxa jacula


A large hummingbird, found from Costa Rica to Ecuador. It is bronze-green with a glittering green crown and small violet throat patch. Although common in Costa Rica, the first nest of this species there was not discovered until 1999. It is an altitudinal migrant, moving to lower elevations during the breeding season.


cloud forest, near human habitation.


the first photo was taken at a hummingbird feeder

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Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 9 years ago

Thank you! I'm glad you like them.

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 9 years ago

Yes it was!

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago


Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 9 years ago

Thanks everyone!

Brian Parsons
Brian Parsons 9 years ago

wow - what a stunning hummingbird - great light, colors, and details

Nice pictures, you got a nice expression in the hummingbird.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Mar 27, 2012
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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