Purple-throated Mountaingem 13313
Purple-throated Mountaingem Hummingbird. Photography based archival fine art print. © Image copyright registered by the maker.
The Purple-throated Mountaingem is a small hummingbird at 4 inches long. The male, such as this one, can be identified by its iridescent purple throat and its white eye stripe. It is endemic to Costa Rica and adjacent areas of southern Nicaragua and is usually found in forested areas at 3,000 to 7,500 feet. We photographed this one in Monteverde’s Cloud Forest.