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Four Costa Rican Hummingbirds

Posted on Jan 25, 2015

Four species of resident Costa Rican hummingbirds: the Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila), Blue-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis eliciae), Steely-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia saucerottei) and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl). These are species RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser catches often in his banding work. Sean says they species that commonly occur in degraded former forest or the dry secondary forest that occurs on the Nicoya Peninsula. They can add a glimmer of beautiful color to the dry and sometimes very uniform habitat. It’s bird week at Meet Your Neighbours – go check it out!

Four hummingbirds