Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Talamanca Hummingbird

Talamanca Hummingbird, Hotel Savegre, Costa Rica

Until recently, the Talamanca Hummingbird was considered the same species as the Revoli’s Hummingbird, both the common name of Magnificent Hummingbird, with a range that stretched from Southern Arizona all the way south to Costa Rica and western Panama. Costa Rican and Panamanian birds are now considered a separate species, the Talamanca Hummingbird. The split has been coming for some time. Ridgeway considered the Talamanca Hummingbird a separate species and called it the Admirable Hummingbird, but the AOU opted for Talamanca in honor of its mountain home in Costa Rica. Whatever it is called, it is a big flashy hummingbird and a joy to see. Sony RX10iii at 600mm. Program mode. 1/500th @ f4 @ ISO 1600. Processed in Polarr.