Showing posts with label Hummingbirds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hummingbirds. Show all posts

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hummingbirds

Costa Rica is loaded with hummingbirds. The country's checklist boasts 54 species. These range from widespread and common, like Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, to rather scarce and local ones, such as Black-crested Coquette.  On my travels in Costa Rica I clocked up 14 different species.  These were seen in three main sites (La Sevegre, Monteverde & Arenal), where there were active feeding stations attracting hummers.  Please see shots below.

 Green-crowned Violet Hummingbird male © John N Murphy
 Green-crowned Violet Hummingbird female © John N Murphy
 Green-crowned Violet Hummingbird male © John N Murphy
 Green-violet-ear Hummingbird © John N Murphy
 Green-violet-ear hovering near a feeder © John N Murphy
 Purple-throated mountain Gem female © John N Murphy
 Green-crowned Mountain Gem juvenile © John N Murphy
 Magnificent Hummingbird © John N Murphy
Violet-headed Hummingbird © John N Murphy
 Scilliant Hummingbird chicks in the nest © John N Murphy
 Scilliant Hummingbird feeding young on the nest © John N Murphy
 White-throated Hummingbird © John N Murphy
Volcano Hummingbird © John N Murphy