Scintillant Hummingbird

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Scintillant Hummingbird

The Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla) is found in Costa Rica and Panama. This bird frequents brushy forest edge, scrubby pastures, hedgerows, young second growth, coffee plantations, and occasionally rural dooryards and suburban gardens. Adults are 6.5 cm (2 inches) in height and 2 g in weight.

Above is bronzy-green, and its upper tail-coverts edged with rufous. Tail broadly striped with black and rufous. Gorget brilliant orange-red, and front and sides of neck white. Breast and belly mostly cinnamon, spangled with green, and bill and feet black. Visits a variety of small and insect-pollinated plants.

Common Name: Scintillant Hummingbird
Scientific Name: Selasphorus scintilla
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