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The beauty of Costa Rican Hummingbirds

December 11, 2019

Costa Rica for Kids

The Beauty of Costa Rica´s Hummingbirds

One of the most striking aspects of Costa Rica is its biological richness. This extraordinary wealth includes the diversity of birds that have been counted around 850 species, making the Costa Rican territory a place of great interest for biologists, scientists, ornithologists and nature lovers in general. Among all the bird species, the small and fast hummingbirds of which Costa Rica has 52 species stand out.

Beautiful names such as Magnificent Hummingbird, Garganta de Fuego Hummingbird or Chispita Volcanera Hummingbird are an example of the admiration that this delicate species of iridescent colors and refined appearance has always aroused, and whose observation in its natural environment is always a spectacle as well as a privilege.

Costa Rica is known for its strict preservation efforts, and the result of those efforts is a solid and prosperous catalog of the various creatures and plants. Hummingbirds are part of the unique structure of the country, and these birds are able to enjoy life in protected areas that are not at risk of being cut down or handled.

Hummingbirds are some of the most amazing birds in the world, they only exist in the Americas and are the only birds with the ability to fly backward. They feed on nectar and small insects.

Interaction with these fantastic acrobats can become an unforgettable experience.

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