Volcano Hummingbird

Volcano HummingbirdCommon Name: Volcano Hummingbird; Colibrí Volcanero

Selasphorus flammula

Size: 3” (7.5 cm)

World Distribution: Costa Rica to West Panama

Habitat: Mountain tops; sporadically down to 4,000ft. (1,200m)

LPWG Sightings: Scarce to uncommon in flower gardens, rarely at feeders

Special Features: Small size, almost bee-like

Field Marks: In the small sized bird, the male has a red throat while the female throat is whitish with black spots. The central tail of the bird has green retrices surrounded by cinnamon and black.