Unknown Costa Rican hummer

costaricafincaApril 14, 2008

I have been trying it seems for ages to ID these hummingbirds that are regular visitors to my garden, in Costa Rica. They are one of the 7 species that regularly feed from my garden flowers. It is a small hummer about 2".

Here are many cropped photos of these tiny jewels.

Since there are two different birds I presume there are both male & female.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Unknown Hummers

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You might try HERE.
They seem to be good at identification.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 9:14PM
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Thanks for the link! I used to post there, then lost the info when my computer went down.
I 'think' I have the answer to the ID. It seems to be a female 'Salvin's emerald' hummingbird.
Although, in the in my batch of photos there may be another species that accounts for the 'blotches' on the throat. So maybe I have more than the 7 species I thought I have!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 11:35AM
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