Volcano Hummingbird

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Volcano Hummingbird

The Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula) lives in Costa Rica and west Panama. Its home is in open, brushy areas, páramo, and scrubby second growth. Its measures are 7.5 cm (3 inches) in height and 2.5 g in weight.

Above is bronzy-green, with central retrices mostly green to mostly black, edged and tipped with rufous. Gorget rose-red, mauve-purplish, grayish-purple, or purplish-green. Below mostly white, with bill and feet black. Visits a wide variety of insect-pollinated flowers like Fuchsia, Castilleja, Salvia, Vaccinium, Rubus, and Miconia.

Common Name: Volcano Hummingbird
Scientific Name: Selasphorus flammula
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