An outstanding close-up image of a Fiery-throated hummingbird displaying its dazzling iridescent feathers, beautifully captured by the photographer Jess Findlay during a trip to the Talamanca Mountains in Costa Rica.
The Fiery-throated hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) is a medium-sized hummingbird of the Talamancan montane forests of Costa Rica and western Panama. The adult bird has brillant green body plumage, a dark blue tail, and a white spot behind each eye. Usually, this small bird appears dark, but with incident light falling at the correct angle, it reveals a brilliant blue crown, yellow-bordered coppery orange throat and a violet-blue chest patch.
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Props to my buddy Marissa!