Brown Violetear back in San Rafael / Return to San Rafael the Hummingbird Orejivioláceo Pardo | Birds for Beer

Brown Violetear back in San Rafael / Return to San Rafael the Hummingbird Orejivioláceo Pardo | Birds for Beer

Brown Violetear back in San Rafael / Return to San Rafael the Hummingbird Orejivioláceo Pardo | Birds for Beer

Unlike the Green Violetear commonly found higher up the slopes of Turrialba and Irazú volcanoes, the Brown Violetear (Colibri delphinae) is a medium-sized hummingbird of middle elevations, uncommon in our area. San Rafael throughout the month of June 2015. Neighbor Sue now has the very same bird at her feeders there daily. Unlike the Orejiviolácio Hummingbird, which is commonly found higher up in the foothills of the Turrialba and Irazú volcanoes, the Colibrí Orejivioláceo Pardo ( Colibri delphinae) is a medium-sized, medium-sized hummingbird that is rare in our area. The only personal sighting I had before last week was from an individual who visited the feeders in the nearby town of San Rafael during the month of June 2015. Now our neighbor Sue has daily what she is possibly the very individual in their feeders there. Taking photos is very easy.

Sue Magree's pic clearly shows the green throat patch on what is generally considered a relatively drab species. / / This photo, courtesy of Sue Magree, clearly shows the green spot on the throat of a species that is generally considered relatively monochrome.

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