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The green-crowned brilliant hummingbirds (heliodoxa jacula), also known as the green-fronted brilliant hummingbird, likes the wet mountain forests from Costa Rica to Ecuador with edges, gaps and tall second growth from 2,300 feet to 6,000 feet in altitude.

 

They are mainly a bronze green with a glittering green  crown, forehead, throat and breast and measure between 4.7" and 5.1" in length. Males have a white spot behind their eyes, a small violet blue throat patch, white thighs and a deeply forked blue-black tail.Females have green-spotted underparts, a white stripe below their eyes, a white cornered shallowly forked black tail and lack the throat patch.. 

The green-crowned brilliant hummingbird feeds mainly on the flowers of the marcgravia vines, heliconia and some other large flowers. They almost always perch to feed, even if they have to perch on the flower itself. They feed mainly on nectar but suppliment their diets with insects during the breeding season.

 

They usually build a nest of plant fibers and tree fern scales on a thin down sloping branch.

Picture of a female green-crowned brilliant hummingbird hovering as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Heliodoxa Jacula

Picture of a green-crowned brilliant hummingbird in Santa Elena, Costa Rica as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Green-Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird

Picture of a green-crowned brilliant hummingbird as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Brilliant Green

Picture of a green-crowned brilliant hummingbird resting on a branch in Costa Rica as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Brilliant Resting

The purple-throated mountain gem hummingbird (lampornis calolaemus) can be found in the mountain cloud forests of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. It's a medium sized hummingbird measuring about 4.1" in length.

 

It is a resident bird feeding mostly on nectar with the occasional insect and vigorously defends its food sources.

Picture of a purple-throated mountain gem hummingbird in Costa Rica as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: Purple-throated Mountain Gem

The ruby-throated hummingbird (archilochus colubris) can be found from the Canadian prairies, almost to the Pacific Coast, down through the eastern United States into Mexico and Central America to Costa Rica, the Caribbean and West Indies. Look for tehm in open woodlands with forested edges, meadows, grasslands, parks, gardens and backyards.

 

The only eastern North America breeding hummingbird, archilochus colubris measures from 2.8" to 3.5" long with a wingspan bewtween 3.1" and 4.3." They feed mainly on nectar with red and orange flowers their favorites. but also catch and eat insects from the air, like gnats, and mosquitoes, take insects from spider webs, and eat spiders, small caterpilars and aphids.

Picture of a ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on bromeliad nectar as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Hummer Nectar

Picture of an immature/female ruby-throated hummingbird as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title:   Archiluchus Colubris

Picture of a ruby-throated hummingbird leaving its next after feeding its chicks in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park as a fine art nature print for the walls of your home or office.

Title:   Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The white-bellied mountain gem hummingbird (oreopyra hemileucus) can be found in the tropical and subtropical mountain forests of Costa Rica and Panama. They have a white belly, a greenish back and a whitish stripe from the back of the eye down to the side of the neck. The males have a pale lilac throat patch, that is absent in the females.

 

Oreopyra hemileucus measures about 4" and feeds primarily on nectar, which they supplement with small spiders and insects. They sometimes catch the insects in the air and sometimes they steal them from spider webs.

Picture of a white-bellied mountain gem hummingbird in Costa Rica as a fine art nature print for the wall of your home or office.

Title: White-bellied Mountain Gem Hummingbird

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