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Green Violet-ear

(Colibri thalassinus)

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Identification:

Mid-sized green hummingbird with slightly down-curved bill; violet patch behind eye; bluish patch on chest; dark bar across tail; to 10 cm (4 in). (Colibri Verde Orejivioláceo).

Habitat:

High elevation forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes, southern two-thirds of the country; prefers more open sites such as forest edges, scrub areas, tree plantations.

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 Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus), Costa Rica