23 May, 2011

Long-billed Starthroat

Scientific Name: Heliomaster longirostris

Population Estimate: 500K to 5M

Range / Habitat: Subtropical / tropical lowland moist forest from southern Mexico, through Central America, down through much of South America.

Field Notes: Hummingbird with long, straight bill. Back is mottled olive and white, buffy underparts. Facial pattern is distinctive with blue cap and pink throat, though color not apparent in photo above. White postocular spot distinguishes from Plain-capped Starthroat.

Personal Notes: Seen at Arenal Nayara Hotel, Costa Rica

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