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Hummer vs. King Kong | by Dennis Binda
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Hummer vs. King Kong

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The Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) is the largest hummingbird of Costa Rica. It is the largest hummingbird found outside of South America and the largest sabrewing. The food of this species is nectar, taken mainly from undergrowth flowers with Heliconias and bananas as favourites. The males are less aggressive and territorial at flowers than their size would suggest. The sound of their wings is much louder than the rest of the hummers so you know when one is around.


The hairy alien on the left is a Heliconia vellerigera, also know as King Kong.


Nikon D3s, Nikon 200-400, 4x SB 700 speedlites, SU 800 commander

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Taken on May 1, 2011