23 May, 2011

Green-crowned Brilliant

Scientific Name: Heliodoxa jacula

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Tropical montane moist forest from Costa Rica to western Ecuador.

Field Notes: Medium-sized hummingbird with relatively short bill. Male all green with violet throat patch, white postocular spot, steely grey wings. Female with green back, green and white spotted breast. White malar stripe distinguishes her from similar female hummingbirds. Juvenile has tan throat patch.

Personal Notes: Seen at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

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