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Fiery-throated Hummingbirds (Panterpe insignis) are a common to abundant bird of montane forest canopy above 5,000 feet. This medium-sized hummingbird breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. It is the only member of the genus Panterpe. Breeding takes place between September and January when a bulky nest is attached to a twig about 10 feet from the ground. Plant down and moss are bound with spider silk and decorated on the outside of the nest with moss and lichen. Two eggs that are laid and take about two and a half weeks to incubate.

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