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.

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