Panterpe insignis - WikiVisually

Panterpe insignis - WikiVisually

Panterpe insignis - WikiVisually

The colibri insigne (Panterpe insignis) is a species of bird in the Trochilidae family. It is a hummingbird of regular size that only reproduces in the mountains of Costa Rica and in the west of Panama. It is the only member of the genus Panterpe .

It is common for this mountain bird to abound in the canopy above 1,400 meters. found in the thickets of forest and clearing.

Description

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Panterpe insignis - WikiVisually

It has little coloration on the flanks.

This bird measures 11 inches long and weighs 5.7 grams. It has a straight black beak and dark legs. The adult Hummingbird, has bright green plumage on the body, blue tail, and a white spot behind the eye. It often looks dark, but when the light comes in the right angle, you see a bright blue crown, a bright yellow border around the orange throat, and a blue patch on the chest. The sexes are similar, but young birds have reddish plumage on their heads. Your call is a high pitched chirp.

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