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Violet Sabrewing and Green Violet-ear  
   

Violet Sabrewing and Green Violet-ear

He's a little harder to see, but the Violet Sabrewing is much larger than the Green Violet-ear. Both live predominantly in mountains and near volcanoes, but the Sabrewing is 15 centimeters and the Violet-ear is only 10 centimeters.
Monteverde: hummingbirds, orchids and butterflies

December 27th 2018
We started our trip up in the mountains, in the cloud forest at Monteverde. I had heard I could see nine species of hummingbirds in the cloud forest, and that was enough for me. Mom has never objected to a birding trip. There are a couple different roads up to Monteverde, which I didn’t bother to research. I grew up driving old logging roads in Washington and Idaho. However, I will say that part ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Puntarenas » Monteverde

Costa Rican Flag Costa Rica is a Central American success story: since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has expanded its economy to include strong techn... ... read more
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