A few tropical trochilids

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AsydaBass
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A few tropical trochilids

Post by AsydaBass » March 27th, 2013, 6:28 pm

Hello everyone,

Thought I'd share some hummingbird snapshots from Costa Rica, nothing formal, just some neat birds with bright colors. I can't get enough of these birds' antics and interactions.


Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
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Scintillant Hummingbirds (Selasphorus scintilla) measure a mere three inches in size and are endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama. This is a female.
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Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy)
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Green Hermit (Phaethornis guy)
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Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica), male
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Violet-crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica), female
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White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora), male
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White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora), male
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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) This bird was photographed in Panama, not Costa Rica.
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Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) This is one of the larger species in the area.
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Hope you enjoyed!

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com

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Re: A few tropical trochilids

Post by Rags » March 27th, 2013, 11:41 pm

Just brilliant. Perfect way to hold the Winter blues at bay. The in flight shots are excellent but my favourite has to be the male V.C.Woodnymph - the colours are so bright.

(We will be in Panama this time next week, fingers crossed for some hummers to watch!)

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