Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Another Hummer using a Heliconia blossom as a combination drinking fountain and food cafeteria

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This is a Violet-crowned Woodnymph perched on a Heliconia blossom. A common sight to see hummers of different species visiting these blossoms in the morning to gather nectar, water and any hapless insects that came for the nectar and drown in the water. This picture was taken in Tapir Valley Reserve in northern Costa Rica. This reserve is another example of private citizens pooling money, purchasing land and restoring it to original forest.

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Emil Baumbach
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Emil Baumbach

Beautiful shot.

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Birder2011

What a pretty bird.

Mike Warner
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Just a stunning pic of the Violet-crowned Hummer on the flower! Congrats!

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