Costa Rica Photo Gallery

Birds at Savegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota.

January 2009 -- Digiscoped images by Joseph Morlan

Magnificent Hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens spectabilis) female
27 January 2009, Savegre Mountain Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica Same details as previous. This is the female which is mostly gray on the underparts. A little dusky mottling on the chin is shining golden-yellow on this individual. This is the only hummingbird in the genus Eugenes but some authorities merge it with the Brilliants in the genus Heliodoxa. Panasonic DMC-LZ5 / Nikon FieldScope 3 / 30X WA hand-held (no adapter)
Joseph Morlan