Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii, Colibri de Cuvier). Costa Rica, 2015.
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.
Costa Rica: Hummingbirds in flight 1/3
You should have no difficulty recognizing this bird from its name: Rufous-tailed Hummingbird. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl, Ariane à ventre gris). Costa Rica, 2015.
Back from Costa Rica
Did you know that Costa Rica probably has 5% of global biodiversity (if it is counted in quantity of local species)? Marion and I went and checked this on location, despite (Marion’s) worries that most of local animals may be mostly insects, but with the hope to bring nice shots of cute little frogs. All…
Brazilian Ruby (Brazilian Hummingbird)
Click on the thumbnail image to enlarge it Hummingbirds are awfully difficult to shoot in a photo: They move fast, they never stay put, they’re small. But they are so beautiful. Brazilian Ruby (Clytolaema rubricauda, Colibri rubis-émeraude). Brazil, 2007.