Birds of Panama

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Hylocharis (2 species, 6 worldwide)

Blue-throated Sapphire
Blue-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis eliciae eliciae)
Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Humboldt's Sapphire
Humboldt's Sapphire (Hylocharis humboldtii) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Rare and local along Pacific coast.. Seen at mangrove flowers when they are in bloom, and otherwise in fields and forest edges.
Additional photo.

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Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Nicaragua       Cuba