Green-crowned Brilliant 00917
The Green-crowned Brilliant is abundant and easy to see in the Central Valley mountains. We photographed this juvenile in the mountains that surround San José.
The juvenile Green-crowned Brilliant Hummingbird has a buff coloration that he gradually looses as his feathers molt into adult plumage.
It is a large hummingbird at about 5 inches. It ranges from Southwestern US to Panama, but the large form found in Costa Rica and Panama is sometimes considered a separate species.