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Blue-Tailed Emerald Hummingbird

Blue-tailed Emerald,Salvin’s Emerald - Chlorostilbon mellisugus salvini

Description:

Found this beauty back in July, have not seen it since due to a "Gang" of Rufous Tails Hummingbirds (at least 5) that are so territorial in my Garden and terrorize all the other species... : (

Habitat:

Esmeralda Coliazul. Range: Costa Rica, in highlands of Pacific coast

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 8 years ago
White-bellied Mountain-gem (female)
Lampornis hemileucus BirdForum


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9 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

I would like to invite you to post your spottings of hummingbirds in the new mission for Hummingbirds of the New World:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1244...
:-)

It took me days to ID this beautiful Hummingbird. I am 99%, but if anyone has a better or another ID I will search it.
Any comment will be appreciated, Liam?

Liam thank you for the ID.
I have search for a long time, White-bellied Mountain-gem (female) is one that I placed in a list to check along with 4 other species, because I have not been able to really say......that is it, that is the one!!! : (

Thank you Phil S

Phil_S
Phil_S 8 years ago

Amazing spotting!

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Genus Lampornis, I believe L. hemileucus. Other female Mountain-gems have a more ruddy coloration below.

The closest to an ID for this cutie is Ruby-Throated, juvenile? Would anyone here at PN would know?

Thank you, ceherzog.

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

What a nice series!

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Oct 30, 2012

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