Tag: Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Hummingbirds in flight 2/3

For this hummingbird, the identification is more difficult. Even its name (Stripe-throated Hermit) does not seem very apparent on the photos. But it’s even worse when you see this little hummingbird in flight and not simply on a computer screen. Stripe-throated Hermit (Phaethornis striigularis, Ermite à gorge rayée). Costa Rica, 2015.

Basiliscus plumifrons

This relatively large lizard is also known as Jesus Christ lizard for its spectacular aptitude to walk on water (or more precisely to run on the surface of water). Its colors (mostly light green with touches of turquoise) are quite astonishing as soon as you put it in bright light. Basiliscus plumifrons. Costa Rica, 2015.