All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<b>Purple-throated Mountain-gem Hummingbird</b> male 
"Colibrí Montañés Gorgimorado"
<em>Lampornis calolaema</em>
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Feb. 26, 2011

"Colibrí" means hummingbird in Spanish. This little bird is well-named, when the sunlight ...
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Hummingbird male
"Colibrí Montañés Gorgimorado"
Lampornis calolaema
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Feb. 26, 2011

"Colibrí" means hummingbird in Spanish. This little bird is well-named, when the sunlight hits his head just the right way his feathers glow with brilliant hues of turquoise and amethyst.

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