Fiery-throated Hummingbird

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Fiery-throated Hummingbird

The Fiery-throated Hummingbird (Patenrpe insignis) lives from Costa Rica to Panama. Its home is in forest canopy, descending to shrub level at edges, openings and in second growth. Its size is of 11 cm (4 inches) in height and 5.7 g in weight.

Its crown is royal-blue, and sides of head and hindneck are black. Back bright green, and upper tail-coverts bluish. Tail dark blue, and throat glittering rosy copper-orange. Center of breast violet-blue, and belly green to bluish. Feet dusky, and bill black except rose-pink basal half of lower mandible. This bird favors flowers of epiphytes, especially ericads, bromeliads, vines and shrubs.

Common Name: Fiery-throated Hummingbird
Scientific Name: Panterpe insignis
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