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green crowned brilliant heliodoxa_jacula Thanks to Carlos' book I have ID'd him at last. Costa Rica,Geotagged,Green-crowned brilliant,Heliodoxa jacula,Winter,brillante coroniverde,colibri,green crowned brilliant,heliodoxa jacula Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

    comments (6)

  1. Beautiful! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Many thanks, you got some great ones,too Posted 6 years ago
  2. Stunning shot Annette! Posted 6 years ago
    1. thanks a lot Claire Posted 6 years ago
  3. Super clear shot, Annette. The light from the side really brings out the maximum depth and detail. One of your best! Posted 6 years ago
    1. you are very kind. Guess what, he is on my wall Posted 6 years ago

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The green-crowned brilliant is a large, robust hummingbird that is a resident breeder in the highlands from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. It is also known as the green-fronted brilliant, notably by the Handbook of the Birds of the World.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Annette Flottwell
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By Annette Flottwell

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Uploaded Dec 30, 2015. Captured Mar 16, 2014 13:39 in 141, Zarcero, Costa Rica.
  • NIKON D3X
  • f/5.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm