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Hummingbird frenzy!

Posted on Jan 27, 2014

Hummingbird frenzy! Check out all of these hummingbirds, sometimes over 50 at one time and several hundred in a short period, visiting feeders at Finca Pura Vida in Costa Rica.

The most common species in the video is the Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) with others including Long-billed Starthroat (Heliomaster longirostris), Blue-throated Goldentail (Hylocharis eliciae), Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii), White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora). There are also a few Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) in the mix! They may be in your backyard this summer after another perilous and almost unimaginable journey for such a tiny bird. Many were netted and banded for ongoing tropical research which you can read more about here: http://rtpi.org/hummingbird-banding-begins/

See all of our tropical research and conservation on this page: http://rtpi.org/conservation/tropical-research-conservation/