23 May, 2011

Purple-throated Mountaingem

Scientific Name: Lampornis calolaemus

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Tropical montane moist forest of Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama

Field Notes: Small-sized green hummingbird with thin, straight bill. White post-ocular eye stripe in both sexes. Male with turquoise crown and violet throat. Female with tan throat and belly.

Personal Notes: Seen at Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

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