Scintillant Hummingbird

Scintillant HummingbirdCommon Name: Scintillant Hummingbird; Colibrí Centelleante.

Scientific Name: Selasphorus scintilla.

Size: 2 1/2” (6.5 cm).

World Distribution: Costa Rica to West Panama.

Habitat: Mid-mountain areas normally on the Pacific slope.

LPWG Sightings: Uncommon to scarce at feeders from January to May; usually absent June to December.

Special Features: Very small size, almost bee-like. An uncommon visitor from the Central Valley.

Field Marks: Small size, light cinnamon-brown chest and belly. The central tail retrices is cinnamon, not green as in the Volcano Hummingbird.