Hummingbird #2 Gallery

Green-crowned Brilliant 8562

The Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) is a larger hummingbird that is a resident breeder in highlands from Costa Rica to western Ecuador. Females, like this one, make a bulky, cup-shaped nest of plant fibers and the scales of tree ferns using a thin down sloping branch. The female alone incubates her two white eggs. She differs from the male in possessing iridescent green-spotted white underparts, a white stripe below the eye, and a smaller white-cornered shallowly-forked black tail.

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