Fiery-throated Hummingbird

This is a common to abundant bird of montane forest canopy above 1400 m, and also occurs in scrub at the woodland edges and clearings.

The Fiery-throated Hummingbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

comments The male fiery-throated hummingbird on his favorite perch. I've focused the last few BOTB posts on the first days of my recent Panama trip. During those initial field trips in Panama (a new entry on my Countries I've Birded In list) the best bird we saw (for me anyway) was the fiery-throated hummingbird. More

The Fiery-throated Hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) is a medium-sized hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. It is the only member of the genus Panterpe. This is a common to abundant bird of montane forest canopy above 1400 m, and also occurs in scrub at the woodland edges and clearings. This bird is 11cm long and weighs 5.7 g. It has a straight black bill and dusky feet. More

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The female Fiery-throated Hummingbird is entirely responsible for nest building and incubation. She lays two white eggs in a bulky plant-fibre cup nest 2-4 m high at the end of a descending bamboo stem or on a rootlet under a bank. Incubation takes 15-19 days, and fledging another 20-26. The food of this species is nectar, taken from a variety of small flowers, including epiphytic Ericaceae and bromeliads. More

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I took this picture of a fiery-throated hummingbird on the mountains of Costa Rica. While there were other kinds of hummingbirds around, this one was the most colorful, especially when the light hits the feathers under its beak at just the right angle. You can see the blue feathers, but just above those are the under-the-right-conditions-very-intense red and yellow feathers. It also was the smallest and most aggressive hummingbird around, chasing and driving away any other hummingbird that came near him. More

Fiery-throated Hummingbird Panterpe insignis = Described by: Cabanis; Heine (1860) Alternate common name(s): Irazu Hummingbird Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Savegre Lodge, Costa Rica - Jun, 2003 More

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Male Fiery-throated Hummingbird defend flowers and scrubs in their feeding territories, and are dominant over most other hummingbirds. They will, however, allow females to share their food resources. - Miss_Piggy, jlinaresp has marked this note useful Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes. Add Critique Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques. More

Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Panterpe insignis Trochilidae (HUMMINGBIRDS) Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Panterpe insignis This photo was taken in: Costa Rica This photo was taken with: Nikon Coolpix 995 (3 x optical zoom) through a Leica APO Televid Telescope at 20x zoom with a digiscope adapter from eagle-eye optic. More

Picture of Panterpe insignis above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: David Bygott
Author: David Bygott
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Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Panterpe
Species : insignis
Authority : Cabanis & Heine, 1860