Black-crested coquette hummingbird feeding from a flower

Black-crested coquette hummingbird feeding from a flower

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Black-crested coquette hummingbird (Lophornis helenaes) feeding from a flower. This is a juvenile. 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 hummingbird is found in moist lowland and mountain forests in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Photographed in Costa Rica.

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