Hummingbird Field Guide of Costa Rica

Legend has it that when a hummingbird appears in a garden, it tells us that the souls of those we love are doing well.

The hummingbirds found on this Field guide are:

  • White-necked jacobin – Florisuga mellivora
  • Crowned-Woodnymph Hummingbird – Thalurania colombica
  • Hermit (hummingbird) – Phaethornithinae
  • White-tailed emerald – Elvira chionura
  • Coppery-headed emerald -Elvira cupreiceps
  • Rufous-crested coquette – Lophornis delattrei
  • Purple-throated mountaingem – Lampornis calolaemus
  • Long-billed starthroat – Heliomaster longirostris
  • Purple-crowned fairy – Heliothryx barroti 
  • Scintillant hummingbird – Selasphorus scintilla
  • Volcano hummingbird – Selasphorus flammula
  • Violet sabrewing – Campylopterus hemileucurus
  • Rufous-tailed hummingbird – Amazilia tzacatl
  • Cinnamon hummingbird – Amazilia rutila
  • Green thorntail – Discosura conversii
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