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Green-crowned brilliant

Heliodoxa jacula


Green-crowned brilliant is 13 cm long and weighs 9.5 g. It is mainly bronze-green with a glittering green crown, forehead, throat and breast. It has a white spot behind the eye, a small violet-blue throat patch, white thighs, and a deeply forked blue-black tail.


Is a resident breeder in the highlands from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. This hummingbird inhabits wet mountain forests including edges, gaps and tall second growth. It occurs typically between 700 m and 2000 m in altitude, mainly on the Caribbean slopes.

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Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 25, 2015
Submitted on Apr 30, 2015

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