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Purple-throated Mountain-gem

(Lampornis calolaema)

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Mid-sized greenish hummingbird with straight bill and white line behind eye; male with purple throat, green chest, gray belly, dark tail; female with cinnamon throat / chest, white-tipped dark tail; to 10 cm (4 in). (Colibrí Montañés Gorgimorado).


High and some middle elevation wet forests, mostly over northern half of the country; found around flowers in forest interior but also semi-open sites such as forest edges and tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

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

Purple-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis calolaema), Costa Rica