Fiery-throated hummingbird

Fiery-throated hummingbird

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fiery-throated hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) perching on a branch. Hummingbirds feed on nectar and insects. They hover near flowers by flapping their wings many times per second, using a long curved bill to reach the nectar in a flower. This medium-sized hummingbird breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. Photographed in Costa Rica.

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