White-bellied Mountain-gem

White-bellied Mountain-gem hummingbirdCommon Name: White-bellied Mountain-gem; Colibrí Gorgivioleta

cientific Name: Lampornis hemileucus

Size: 4” (10.5 cm)

World Distribution: Costa Rica to West Panama

Habitat: Foothills and mid-elevations of the Caribbean slope.

LPWG Sightings: Scarce to uncommon at feeders.

Special Features: Its limited habitat.

Field Marks: A pale lilac throat accents the white belly of the male. The female does not have the lilac marking. All Mountain-gems (male and female alike) have a white post-ocular eye stripe.