Looking up Monteverde’s Hummingbirds

Both the habitat (near parking lot, second-growth trees), altitude range (we are at 4800 ft. elevation) and field marks work for this species, and the final key to the identification of the Green Violet-ear is now the males territorial song— loud, shrill pulses about two per second, repeated continuously long periods.

Click here to hear the Violet-ear's song

Sound spectrum of two vocalizations of the Green Violet-Ear, Colibri thalassinus, from EnjoyBirds program disc.

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