Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hummingbirds, Monteverde Costa Rica

Yesterday, after studying Spanish all morning we visited the Hummingbird Gallery whuch is located near the entrance to the Moneverde Cloud Forest reserve. Inside is a gallery, gift shop, and cafe.

Outside is where the action is - there are about 10 hummingbird feeders that are very busy. At any time there may be 10 to 20 hummingbirds around, as well as a few Bananaquits (wishing they were hummingbirds). We saw at least 8 different types of hummingbirds, and they were very entertaining. The birds are quite used to having people around and let people approach them quite closely without flying away.

Coppery-Headed Emerald (Female) - Found Only In Costa Rica

Violet Sabrewing (Male)- Largest Hummingbird In Costa Rica

Green-Crowned Brilliant (Female)

Green-Crowned Brilliant (Male)

Purple-Throated Mountain-Gem (Female)

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