Lesser Violetear (Colibri cyanotus) Perched  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014. Lesser Violetear (Colibri cyanotus) Hovering  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014. Sparkling Violetear (Colibri coruscans)  Photographed at the San Jorge Ecolodge near Quito, Ecuador on Feb 27, 2006.
Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis) Male  Photographed near Mindo, Ecuador on Feb 28, 2006. Sapphire-vented Puffleg (Eriocnemis luciani)  Photographed in rain at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito, Ecuador on March 3, 2006. Golden-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis mosquera)  Photographed in rain at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito, Ecuador on March 3, 2006.
Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis)  Photographed at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito, Ecuador on March 3, 2006.  It was looking a bit bedraggled from rain. Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis)  Photographed at the San Jorge Ecolodge near Quito, Ecuador on Feb 27, 2006.  The photo was taken near sunset with flash. Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis) Taking Off  This is another view of the bird in the previous photo.  This photo was taken with flash just as the bird was taking off.
Buff-winged Star Frontlet (Coeligena lutetiae) Frontal  Photographed with flash near sunset on a rainy day at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito, Ecuador on March 3, 2006. Buff-winged Star Frontlet (Coeligena lutetiae) Lateral  Photographed with flash near sunset on a rainy day at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito, Ecuador on March 3, 2006.  This is another view of the bird in the previous photo. Mountain Velvetbreast (Lafresnaya lafresnayi)  Photographed in rain at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito, Ecuador on March 3, 2006.
Sword billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) Female  Photographed at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito, Ecuador on March 3, 2006. Great Sapphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus)  Photographed at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito, Ecuador on March 3, 2006. Great Sapphirewing (Pterophanes cyanopterus)  Photographed in rain at the Yanacocha Reserve near Quito, Ecuador on March 3, 2006.
Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) Male  Photographed near Mindo, Ecuador on Feb 28, 2006. Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini) Male  Photographed near Mindo, Ecuador on Feb 28, 2006. Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) Male  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014.
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) Juvenile Male  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014. Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) Female  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014.  It was in the forest, not near a feeder at the Hummingbird Gallery, Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) Female  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014.
Purple-throated Mountain-Gem (Lampornis calolaemus) Male  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014. Purple-throated Mountain-Gem (Lampornis calolaemus) Female  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014.  It was in the forest, not near a feeder at the Hummingbird Gallery Possible Purple-throated Mountain-Gem (Lampornis calolaemus) Nest  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on March 22, 2007.
Magenta-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae) Male  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) Male  Photographed in a yard in Henrietta, Monroe County, NY near Rochester on July 11, 2016. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) Subadult Male Nectaring  Photographed in a yard in Henrietta, Monroe County, NY near Rochester on Sep. 4, 2016.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) Subadult Male Hovering  Photographed in a yard in Henrietta, Monroe County, NY near Rochester on Aug. 23, 2016. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) Female Nectaring  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Sep 9, 2009. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) Female on Nest  Photographed at Island Cottage Woods in Greece, NY near Rochester on June 8, 2012.  She was incubating eggs.
Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) Juvenile Female  Photographed near Red Bluff, CA on May 30, 2009. Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) Male Adult  Photographed in Sacramento, CA on Nov 2, 2013. Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) Female  Photographed in a yard in Henrietta, Monroe County, NY near Rochester on Oct 22, 2012.  It was the first county record for this species.
Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) Male  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014.  It is Costa Rica's largest hummmingbird. Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) Male Hovering  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Costa Rica on Nov 5, 2014.  It is Costa Rica's largest hummmingbird. Crowned Woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) Immature Male?  Pphotographed near Mindo, Ecuador on Feb 28, 2006.
Coppery-headed Emerald Male (Elvira cupreiceps)  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, on Nov 5, 2014.  It is a Costa Rica endemic. Coppery-headed Emerald Male (Elvira cupreiceps)  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, on Nov 5, 2014.  It is a Costa Rica endemic. Coppery-headed Emerald Male (Elvira cupreiceps)  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, on Nov 5, 2014. This is the same bird that is in the previous photo,  It is a Costa Rica endemic.
Coppery-headed Emerald Male (Elvira cupreiceps) Hovering  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, on Nov 5, 2014.  It is a Costa Rica endemic. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)  Photographed in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 8, 2016.   Map Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)  Photographed at the Pueblo Antiguo Lodge near the town of Las Juntas, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, on Nov. 6. 2014.