Sunday, April 29, 2018

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird

Although common in Costa Rica, Scaly-breasted Hummingbirds proved to be hard to photograph. On 15 July 2017 I captured this image at La Quinta Sarapiqui Lodge. The bird was perched in a treetop. The species is found in a wide variety of habitats, both in open and forested areas, across Central America and parts of Colombia. These birds drink the nectar of a number of plants and also flycatch after small arthropods. They are dominant and aggressive against other, smaller hummingbirds.

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