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Coppery-headed Emerald

Elvira cupreiceps


Is a small hummingbird endemic to Costa Rica. It measures a mere 3 in (7.6 cm) in length, and weighs only 3 g (0.11 oz).[2] The male has distinctive coppery crown and rump with a whole green belly and white vent. The female has a white belly and a narrow black subterminal band on white outer rectrices of the tail. Its noticeably decurved bill sets it apart from similar the allopatric White-tailed Emerald.


Monteverde Cloud Forest.

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35 Comments (1–25)

bg11a1 9 years ago


bg11a4 9 years ago

What a great spotting

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Sure they did, Leuba. The colors also variate with the light. They look at times green o coppery depending on the light :-)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Must look great in flight - lovely spotting Marta.

Beautiful capture Marta,awesome collours,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Once again, thank you for all the nice messages! I hope I am right with the ID since I was not 100 % sure but the hummie really looks coppery so.. :-)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Such a marvelous spotting :)

TeresaBurke 9 years ago

Great coloring ans shots!

Tiz 9 years ago

So beautiful, congratulations Marta :)

FelixO 9 years ago

Amazing! Congrats on the SOTD!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Congrats Marta!!
Nice series!!!

Congratulations on the SOTD, Marta RubioTexeira.
Fantastic picture of a little Jewel. Looks like you are enjoying Costa Rica. Welcome and Pura Vida!!

Congrats again, Marta! :)

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Espectacular SOTD Marta!

beaker98 9 years ago

Gorgeous Marta! Congrats on the SOTD!

real Jewel congrats.

outsidegirl0 9 years ago


PieterColpaert 9 years ago

Wonderful! Congrats Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Many thanks to all people who has liked this spotting and for being chosen SOTD! In Costa Rica you can only find one beauty after another, that I can say after seeing so many beautiful species there :-)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

congratulations marta, great spotting!

VivBraznell 9 years ago

Fantastic spotting and SOTD Marta .. congratulations!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Congrats Marta!

AprilPerry 9 years ago

Definitely deserved spotting if the day. Well done ;)

RobThacker 9 years ago

Congrats on SOTD Marta!

sunnyjosef 9 years ago

Amazing spotting Maria... Congrats!!!

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 10, 2014
Submitted on May 24, 2014

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