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Green thorntails, Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador Two females near a feeder. Females lack the long tail after which the species is named:<br />
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Green thorntails, Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador

Two females near a feeder. Females lack the long tail after which the species is named:

Green thorntail (male), Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador Feeder shot. Remote shot of females:<br />
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  1. Cuties! Posted 11 days ago

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The green thorntail is a small hummingbird that is a resident breeder from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. It occurs at middle elevations from 700–1400 m but may descend lower early in the wet season. In Costa Rica and Panama it is confined to the Caribbean slopes.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2022. Captured Nov 8, 2021 13:09 in 2F9H+7X Quito, Ecuador.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm