Purple-throated Mountaingem 00834
Purple-throated Mountaingem female in flight. Photography based archival fine art print. © Image copyright registered by the maker.
The Purple-throated Mountaingem is endemic to Costa Rica and adjacent southern Nicaragua. Females, such as this one, are nearly identical to female White-throated Mountaingems. They make a deep nest cup of plant down, fibers and tree fern scales, concealed with bits of lichen and moss.