Volcano Hummingbird - Selasphorus flammula

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Volcano Hummingbird - Selasphorus flammula
NF Photo 110206, Restaurante La Georgina. Altitude 3100 möh - Above sea level.

About Volcano Hummingbird at wiki:
Quote:  "The Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula) is a very small hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and Chiriqui, Panama.
This tiny endemic bird inhabits open brushy areas, paramo, and edges of elfin forest at altitudes from 1850 m to the highest peaks. It is only 7.5 cm long. The male weighs 2.5 g and the female 2.8 g. The black bill is short and straight."

In my book it says the population has 3 races in CR. Wiki don´t mention that. It seems like 3 different areas has a slightly different looks on the males. 1) Irazu & Turriabla Volcanoes, 2) Talamanca Cordillera and 3) Poas & Barva volcanoes.  This bird would be the Talamanca male.

Youtube video
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