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Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula)

Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) - a large robust hummingbird that is a resident breeder in the highlands from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. says “.... The male Green-crowned Brilliant is 13 cm long and weighs 9.5 g. It is mainly bronze-green with a glittering green crown, forehead, throat and breast. It hasa white spot behind the eye, a small violet throat patch, white thighs, and a deeply forked blue-black tail. The female is 12 cm long and weighs 8 g. She differs from the male in that she has green-spotted white underparts, a white spot behind the eye and a white stripe below the eye, and a white-cornered shallowly-forked black tail.. Young birds resemble the adult of the same sex, but are duller, bronze-tinged below and have buff throats...”


Hummingbird Costa Rica 08 May 2012

08 May 2012, taken at our lodge Bosque de Paz, Costa Rica Eco-Lodge, Hotel, Rain Forest, Cloud Forest, Costa Rica ... near the villages of Palmira and Pueblo Nuevo, near Bajos del Toro, and the Volcan Poas National Park, and the Juan Castro Blanco National Park.


Photo © 2012 “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike {at] mikebaird d o t com,, Canon 5D Mark III, with Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, with no circular polarizer, medium ball-head on a lightweight Gitzo travel tripod, IS off on, RAW. Proprietary muiti-flash setup by Greg Basco. See EXIF for more settings.


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Keywords: Green-crowned Brilliant, Heliodoxa jacula, Hummingbird,bird,08May2012

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Taken on May 8, 2012