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Fiery throated hummingbird

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Panterpe insignis
Higher classification  Panterpe
Order  Hummingbird
Family  Trochilidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Fiery-throated hummingbird FIERYTHROATED HUMMINGBIRD
Genus  Panterpe Cabanis & Heine, 1860
Similar  Hummingbird, Ocelot, Ruby‑throated hummingbird, Viceroy, Fennec fox

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The fiery-throated hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) is a medium-sized hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. It is the only member of the genus Panterpe.

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This is a common to abundant bird of montane forest canopy above 1400 m, and also occurs in scrub at the woodland edges and clearings.

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This bird is 11 cm long and weighs 5.7 g. It has a straight black bill and dusky feet.

The adult fiery-throated hummingbird has shiny green body plumage, a blue tail, and a white spot behind the eye. It often looks dark, but when the light catches it at the right angle, it shows a brilliant blue crown, yellow-bordered bright orange throat, and blue chest patch. The sexes are similar, but young birds have rufous fringes to the head plumage. The call is a high-pitched twittering.

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The female fiery-throated hummingbird is entirely responsible for nest building and incubation. She lays two white eggs in a bulky plant-fibre cup nest 2–4 m high at the end of a descending bamboo stem or on a rootlet under a bank. Incubation takes 15–19 days, and fledging another 20-26.

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The food of this species is nectar, taken from a variety of small flowers, including epiphytic Ericaceae and bromeliads. Like other hummingbirds it also takes small insects as an essential source of protein. Male fiery-throated hummingbirds defend flowers and scrubs in their feeding territories, and are dominant over most other hummingbirds. They will, however, allow females to share their food resources.

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Fiery-throated hummingbird Wikipedia


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