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Honduran Emerald (Amazilla luciae)

Honduran Emerald (Amazilla luciae)
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Copyright: Martin Ebert (martinebert) (4)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Honduran Emerald (Amazilla luciae) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-19 11:05
Viewed: 12440
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Honduran Emerald Hummingbird is the most endangered bird in Central America as well as being the only endemic bird of Honduras. There are around 200 of these lovely birds left Thorn Forests along the Rio Aguan Valley, near Olancito, Honduras.
This photo was taken near the Honduran Emerald Reserve Center now being constructed, in a thorn forest, about 45 minutes outside Olanchito, Honduras. The Emerald was approachable and appeared curious as to our activities.
The ABC, Fundacion Pico Bonito, and World Bank are working together to purchase about $100,000 of thorn forest to maintain habitat for these highly endangered birds. The UICN lists these little Emeralds as Critically Endangered. Please see: http://www.abcbirds.org/counterparts/Project _rio_aguan.asp
for more information.

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