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Fiery-throated hummingbird

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This is about the first beautiful sight you get when you arrive to San Gerardo de Dota. Lots of beautiful fiery-throated hummingbirds are attracted to sweet water feeders in terraces next to the forest. Males and females look the same. they are quite territorial and aggressive towards other individuals, even to hummingbirds of larger species. They have shiny green body plumage, a blue tail, and a white spot behind the eye. It often looks dark, but when the light catches it at the right angle, it shows a brilliant blue crown, yellow-bordered bright orange throat, and blue chest patch. The call is a high-pitched twittering.


San Gerardo de Dota. Paraiso Quetzal.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Thank you Desmond :-)

Desmond.E.S.O 8 years ago

Wow! Those are Amazing!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks, Sigg! I am sure that you will see them. These are the most abundant in this area (San Gerardo de Dota and nearby) :-)

SG in CR
SG in CR 9 years ago

Great shots of a really colorful hummingbird. That part of Costa Rica is on my list of places I want to visit this year. Hopefully I get to see some these too.

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

¡gracias aqui tambien, Rolando! Estos colibries son muy abundantes en el area de San Gerardo de Dota :-)

RolandoMarínMonge 9 years ago

Una belleza de mi país!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks, DrNamgyalT.Sherpa and the rest :-)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 9 years ago

Beautiful colours, Marta!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Beautiful series of this stunning bird!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 9 years ago

So colourfull!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks Wild Things! yes, they are quite spectacular :-)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Awesome colours!

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San José, San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 18, 2014
Submitted on Jul 5, 2014

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