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Crowned Woodnymph

(Thalurania colombica)

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Identification:

Small hummingbird with fairly straight bill. slightly down-curved at tip; male with glossy green throat, chest and rump, purple head and belly, dark wings, and dark, forked tail; female greenish with light gray throat and chest; to 10cm (4 in). (Ninfa Violetay Verde).

Habitat:

Low elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found near flowers in forest interior and at forest edges, tree plantations, gardens with trees.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica), Costa Rica