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Green Thorntail

Discosura conversii


A small hummingbird with mainly green upperparts, a white rump band and a blackish lower rump and tail. Weighs only 3 g! Seen close to the previous spotting.


Montane forest


Wikipedia inidicates that in Costa Rica and Panama it is confined to the Caribbean slopes, but this one was spotted closer to the Pacific side.

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DanielePralong 10 years ago

Thank you bong.ambutong! I am lucky that I didn't have to go "that far" for this one as I was living in the US at the time...

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 10 years ago

Superb shot Daniele, love the setting and the details. You've gone that far for this spotting, incredible.

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Thanks for the ID and the link Shelley!

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 8, 2007
Submitted on May 12, 2011


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