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Striped-tailed Hummingbird

(Eupherusa eximia)

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Smallish green hummingbird with straight bill; reddish brown on wings; dark tail with white lines; whitish belly; female with grayish-white throat / chest / belly and green spots on sides; 9 cm (3.5in). (Colibrí Colirrayado).


Middle and some higher elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found around flowers in forest interior but also semi open sites such as forest edges, scrub areas, and tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

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

Striped-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia), Costa Rica