Scintillant Hummingbird (Selasphorus scintilla)

The Scintillant Humminbird is, together with the Snowcap, the smallest hummingbird species that can be spotted in Costa Rica. It is not the smallest bird in the world though, that record belongs to the Bee Hummingbird. The male has an iridescent orange gorget, while the female has buffy throat with speckles, mostly green ones. It can be seen in the highlands, particularly around Cinchona and Cerro de la Muerte.

Scintillant Hummingbird, Female - Selasphorus scintilla - Colibrí Chispita Gorginaranja (Chispita, Colibrí Mosca), Hembra

The very small size of the Scintillant Hummingbird can be appreciated when perched next to a Talamanca Hummingbird

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