Hummingbirds, toucanet and squirrel in Costa Rica

This video is called Hummingbirds at Savegre Mountain Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica, 27 March 2014. After crossing high mountains, we had arrived in San Gerardo de Dota yesterday. Still rather high in the mountains, with plants and animals corresponding to that.

Early in the morning, a blue-grey tanager.

A rufous-collared sparrow on the ground.

A green violetear hummingbird at a feeder. See also here on this species.

Volcano hummingbird female, 27 March 2014

And a female volcano hummingbird. A small species, even for a hummingbird.

A flame-coloured tanager.

A female long-tailed silky flycatcher.

An acorn woodpecker cleaning its feathers in a treetop.

Green-crowned brilliant male, 27 March 2014

A male green-crowned brilliant hummingbird on a branch.

Collared redstart, 27 March 2014

A collared redstart (also called whitestart, as it has white in its tail feathers as well).

Emerald toucanet, 27 March 2014

An emerald toucanet. It has good mimicry colours among the foliage.

A stripe-tailed hummingbird.

Spotted wood-quail, 27 March 2014

In the forest, a group of spotted wood-quail. Not as shy as one might expect.

Red-tailed squirrel, 27 March 2014

A red-tailed squirrel.

Tufted flycatcher, 27 March 2014

A tufted flycatcher.

We are on our way to a tree with a resplendent quetzal nest. So, stay tuned!

Though they are some of the smallest birds in the world, hummingbirds have big personalities. These flying jewels captivate our hearts and our binoculars, and these tips can help you enjoy everything about hummingbirds: from the basics to identification to attracting to feeding these birds, here you’ll find everything you need to know about your favorite hummingbirds.

Hopefully you have your nectar feeders up by now, but when should you take down hummingbird feeders? These tips can help you be sure you’re providing nectar at the right times, and help you decide when you might need to remove feeders, even temporarily.

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