<< Previous Next >>

Panterpe Insignis


Panterpe Insignis
Photo Information
Copyright: Roberto Garcia (Rgarcia) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 4 N: 15] (146)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E510, Olympus Zuiko 40-150mm f4.0-5.6 ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 18:46
Viewed: 5024
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

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.

This bird is 11cm 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.

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.

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 Hummingbird 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.

writerscrawlz has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
Discussions
None
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-09 18:58]

Roberto,
Very beautiful photo of the hummingbird. Very nice and saturated colors, a little more would have beentoo much but very good focus with colorful surrounding. Well done.
Way

What a rainbow of colors on this fellow! Simply lovely and it is in focus. I can almost feel the feathers. Quite simply, the composition is well done.

Hola Roberto;

Sencillamente impresionante, has podido captar todo el colorido en un solo movimiento!!!

CArlos,

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-09-20 3:57]

Hello Roberto,
a very exciting and interesting multiplr colours bird. Well caught in its natural surrounding.
Well compose with clarity and sharpness well seen.

Regards,
Foozi

Calibration Check
















0123456789ABCDEF