DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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.
Model release not required. Property release not required.