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Help IDing a hummingbird
Posted by: DP
Date: April 28, 2019 09:48AM
A friend shot this in Costa Rica and wondered if I knew what kind it was. Looking on the inter webs the closest I've come is a type of Hermit Hummingbird, maybe Straight-billed Hermit. But the SB hermits aren't as brightly colored so I'm at a loss and I have other stuff to do today...

A little help? Sorry about the size of the image and the copyright but he insisted (I agree)...









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Re: Help IDing a hummingbird
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 28, 2019 10:04AM
Dang, that’s a beautiful bird.

But no match in my well-worn Birds of North America paperback handbook. But I don’t think it really covers Central America.
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Re: Help IDing a hummingbird
Posted by: Gareth
Date: April 28, 2019 10:56AM
Per the Merlin Bird ID app, it might be a Green-crowned Brilliant, or a Rufous-tailed, but neither of these appear to have the orange under the eyes. The white spot behind the eye is characteristic of the Green-crowned.

Your friend could download the app and try also, he might be able to enter better details about where/when he saw it.

Ah, it might be a male juvenile Green-crowned Brilliant. There are Google images with the orange patch, so maybe they lose it as they age, or maybe some just have that orange patch.



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Re: Help IDing a hummingbird
Posted by: The UnDoug
Date: April 28, 2019 11:31AM
It's a Green-crowned brilliant juvenile male:

[en.wikipedia.org]



[www.zeemaps.com]
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Re: Help IDing a hummingbird
Posted by: DP
Date: April 28, 2019 11:59AM
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The UnDoug
It's a Green-crowned brilliant juvenile male:

[en.wikipedia.org]

Looks like a good call! Thx!







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Re: Help IDing a hummingbird
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 28, 2019 12:09PM
....you mean hummer.....??



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Re: Help IDing a hummingbird
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 28, 2019 02:40PM
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DP
... and the copyright but he insisted (I agree)...

Out of curiosity... why?



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