Black-crested Coquette (Lophornis helenae)

This coquette is a really small hummingbird, a little bit bigger than the Scintillant Hummingbird. When in the air, it resembles more a bee than a hummingbird, as it moves pretty smoothly. Most of the hummingbirds we normally see will move on short bursts of speed, and will constantly change from flower to flower, whereas this one had more predictable and swift movements. I have seen them in La Fortuna de San Carlos, and more surprisingly for me at my parent´s home in Rio Frio, right by the Porter Weed plantation that we created.

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