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List of birds of Costa Rica Part 3 Hummingbirds

The third part of the list is all about hummingbirds!
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APODIFORMES - Trochilidae
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75 (1111) Band-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes ruckeri ventosus)

One bird was seen at La Selva biological Station (Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia) on 2 November.



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76 (1112) Green Hermit Hummingbird (Green Hermit, Phaethornis guy coruscus)

Synonym: Small solar hummingbird.

On October 30 and 31, they regularly met at the Bosque de Paz Lodge (Bajo del Toro, Alajuela) feeding troughs.
From November 3 to November 5, we met at the feeders on the territory of Rancho Naturalista (Turrialba, Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca).


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Long-billed Hermit (Long-billed Hermit, Phaethornis longirostris cephalus)

Seen at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge (Piedras Blancas National Park, La Gamba, Golfito, Puntarenas Province) on 7 and 8 November.
Without photo.
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77 (1236) (Stripe-throated Hermit, Phaethornis striigularis saturatus)

Photographed at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge (Piedras Blancas National Park, La Gamba, Golfito, Puntarenas Province) on November 8.


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78 (1113) Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii maculicauda)

On November 10, we met at Carara National Park (Quebrada Ganado, Puntarenas).


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79 Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus mellitus)

On October 30 and 31, they are common at feeding troughs at Bosque de Paz Lodge (Bajo del Toro, Alajuela).


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80 Hummingbird Jacobin (White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora mellivora)

From 3 to 5 November, many birds were seen at the Rancho Naturalista (Turrialba, Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca) feeders.


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81 Tiny Hummingbird (Green Violetear, Colibri thalassinus cabanidis)

Sighted on feeding troughs at Paraiso Quetzal Lodge (Cerro de la Muerte, San Gerardo de Dota, San Jose) on 5 November.

Bird on the nest


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82 (1114) Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii gracilirostris)

Synonym: Hummingbird Prevost.

On October 27, photographed a female in Hacienda Solimar, Guanacaste.
On 28 October, a male was feeding on a tree at La Ensenada Wildlife Refuge, Puntarenas.
From 3 to 5 November, they met at Rancho Naturalista (Turrialba, Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca) feeders.


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83 (1115) Violet-headed Hummingbird, Klais guimeti merrittii)

On October 29, several females wearing stachytarpheta frantzii flowers near a restaurant in Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park (La Fortuna, Alajuela).
Seen near a bungalow at Selva Verde Lodge (Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia) on 1 November.


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84 (1116) Black-crested Coquette, Lophornis helenae)

Synonyms: Black-crested pathosia, Paphosia helenae.

Male fed on stachytarpheta frantzii flowers on Rancho Naturalista (Turrialba, Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca) on 3 and 4 November.


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85 (1117) White-crested Coquette, Lophornis adorabilis)

Synonym: White-crested pathosia.

Endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama.

On November 7, observed from El Trapiche de Nayo restaurant (Carretera Interamericana, San Isidro de El General, Provincia de San Jose).


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86 Green Thorntail Hummingbird Discosura conversii)

On November 4, photographed the male in the Rancho Naturalista (Turrialba, Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca).


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87 (1118) Fire-throated Hummingbird (Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Panterpe insignis insignis)

On November 5, there are many at the feeding troughs of the Paraiso Quetzal Lodge restaurant (Cerro de la Muerte, San Gerardo de Dota, San Jose).


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88 (1119) Stripe-tailed Hummingbird, Eupherusa eximia egregia)

Saw at the Savegre Mountain Lodge (San Gerardo de Dota, Provincia de San Jose) feeders from 5 to 7 November.


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89 Crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica venusta)

Rancho Naturalista (Turrialba, Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca) was seen on feeders from 3 to 5 November.
On November 8, we met at the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge (Piedras Blancas National Park, La Gamba, Golfito, Puntarenas Province).


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90 Red Amazilia (Cinnamon Hummingbird, Amazilia rutila corallirostris)

On October 28, they fed at La Ensenada Lodge (La Ensenada Wildlife Refuge, Puntarenas).


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91 Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl tzacatl)

The most common hummingbird in Costa Rica. It is found everywhere up to an altitude of 2200 m.

From 26 to 28 October we met at La Ensenada Lodge (La Ensenada Wildlife Refuge, Puntarenas).
Seen on the grounds at the Arenal Observatory Lodge (La Fortuna, Alajuela) on 30 October.
Seen near a bungalow at Selva Verde Lodge (Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia) on 1 November.
On November 2, we met at La Selva biological Station (Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Heredia).
from 3 to 5 November are common in the Rancho Naturalista (Turrialba, Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca).
Seen in the garden of Mirador Valle del General (La Hortensia de Paramo, Provincia de San Jose) on 7 November.


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92 (1120) (Charming Hummingbird, Amazilia decora)

Endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama.

On November 7, we met at Esquinas Rainforest Lodge (Piedras Blancas National Park, La Gamba, Golfito, Puntarenas Province).


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93 (1121) Mangrove amazilia (Mangrove Hummingbird, Amazilia boucardi)

On 10 November, one bird was feeding on mangrove flowers during a boat trip on the Tarcoles River (Puntarenas).


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94 (1122) Steel Amazon (Steely-vented Hummingbird, Amazilia saucerottei hoffmanni)

Synonym: Saucerottia saucerrottei hoffmanni.

Note - A subspecies with an isolated range in Central America is sometimes distinguished as a separate species of Blue-vented Hummingbird
(Amazilia hoffmanni).

On October 25 and 26, we met birds at the Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela.
Sighted at Carara National Park (Quebrada Ganado, Puntarenas) on 10 November.
On November 14, I saw on the territory of the Punta Leona Hotel & Club (Jaco, Puntarenas Province).


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95 (1123) White-bellied Amazilia (Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia edward niveoventer)

Endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama.

On November 7, observed from El Trapiche de Nayo restaurant (Carretera Interamericana, San Isidro de El General, Provincia de San Jose).


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96 (1124) Snow-capped hummingbird (Snowcap, Microchera albocoronata parvirostris)

On November 3 and 4, a pair of birds in the Rancho Naturalista (Turrialba, Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca).


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97 (1125) Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, Chalybura urochrysia melanorrhoa)

On November 4, a male was seen at the "swimming pool", a female on feeders in the territory of Rancho Naturalista (Turrialba, Caribbean slope in the Cordillera Talamanca).


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98 (1126) Purple-throated Mountaingem, Lampornis calolaemus calolaemus)

Synonym: Purple-throated Sparkling Hummingbird.

Endemic to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

On October 30 and 31, there are many at the Bosque de Paz Lodge (Bajo del Toro, Alajuela) feeders.


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99 (1127) Gray-tailed sunflower(Gray-tailed Mountaingem, Lampornis cinereicauda)

Synonyms: Gray-tailed sparkling hummingbird, Lampornis castaneoventris cinereicauda.

From 5 to 7 November, seen at feeding troughs at Savegre Mountain Lodge (San Gerardo de Dota, Provincia de San Jose).


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100 Green-crowned Brilliant, Heliodoxa jacula henryi)

On October 30 and 31, they met at the Bosque de Paz Lodge (Bajo del Toro, Alajuela) feeding troughs.


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101 (1128) Hummingbird Duke (Magnificent Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens spectabilis)

Some taxonomists (in particular HBW) distinguish a subspecies E. f. spectabilis in a separate view
Admirable Hummingbird (Eugenes spectabilis).

Saw at the feeding troughs of the Bosque de Paz Lodge (Bajo del Toro, Alajuela) on October 30 and 31.
On November 5, they were seen at the feeding troughs of the Paraiso Quetzal Lodge restaurant (Cerro de la Muerte, San Gerardo de Dota, San Jose).


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Purple-crowned Fairy (Purple-crowned Fairy, Heliothryx barroti)

On November 1, one bird was feeding on a tree near Bosque de Paz Lodge (Bajo del Toro, Alajuela).
Without photo.
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102 Spark-throated Angel (Plain-capped Starthroat, Heliomaster constantii constantii)

On October 25 and 26, we met birds at the Hotel Buena Vista, Alajuela.


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103 (1129) Wine-throated selasphorus (Volcano Hummingbird, Selasphorus flammula torridus)

Some taxonomists (in particular HBW) distinguish a subspecies S. f. torridus in a separate view
Heliotrope-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus torridus).

Endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama.

From 5 to 7 November we met at the Savegre Mountain Lodge (San Gerardo de Dota, Provincia de San Jose).

Female on the nest


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104 (1239) Sparkling Selasphorus (Scintillant Hummingbird, Selasphorus scintilla)

Endemic to Costa Rica and western Panama.

On October 31, he ate on the flowers of the stahitarfeta (Stachytarpheta frantzii) at Bosque de Paz Lodge (Bajo del Toro, Alajuela).


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