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Fiery Throated Hummingbird Seen in the same area of feeders next to Paraiso Quetzal lodge.  These small hummingbirds are very territorial and chase away hummingbirds of even bigger size that are less aggressive. They protect both their females and their food source, hence the name fiery. This pic was selected by National Gegraphic as their Pic of The Day August 14, 2014 in The Great Nature Project. <a href="http://greatnatureproject.org/collections" rel="nofollow">http://greatnatureproject.org/collections</a><br />
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Fiery Throated Hummingbird

Seen in the same area of feeders next to Paraiso Quetzal lodge. These small hummingbirds are very territorial and chase away hummingbirds of even bigger size that are less aggressive. They protect both their females and their food source, hence the name fiery. This pic was selected by National Gegraphic as their Pic of The Day August 14, 2014 in The Great Nature Project. http://greatnatureproject.org/collections
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  1. Congrats on the pick of the day! Posted 6 years ago

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The fiery-throated hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. It is the only member of the genus ''Panterpe''.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Nov 29, 2015. Captured Apr 22, 2014 16:05 in Calle San Gerardo, San José, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/5.4
  • 10/1000s
  • ISO320
  • 54.6mm