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Green-crowned Brilliant

(Heliodoxa jacula)

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Large green hummingbird with straight bill; male with white mark behind eye, violet patch on throat, and dark, forked tail; female with white markings behind and below eye; white chest / belly with green spots; dark forked tail with white tip; to 13 cm (5 in). (Brillante Frentiverde).


High elevation wet forests, Caribbean slope and parts of Pacific slope; found around flowers in forest interior and forest edge areas.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Irazú Volcano National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Poás Volcano 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.

Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula), Costa Rica