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