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Magenta-throated Hummingbird

(Calliphlox bryantae)

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Small greenish hummingbird with two whitish patches on rump, straight bill; male with purple throat, white mark behind eye, white band across chest, reddish brown belly, forked tail; female with light brown throat, whitish chest band, some reddish brown on chest / belly, tail reddish brown with black bar; to 9 cm (3.5 in). (Estrellita Gorgimorada).


High elevation forests, mostly over Pacific slope; found near flowers in semi-open sites such as forest edges, clearings, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

La Amistad National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
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.

Magenta-throated Hummingbird (Calliphlox bryantae), Costa Rica