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
I live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other travels. ... full info