Once again our sharp-eyed and energetic colleagues, los Pajareros del Sur, have spotted an amazing and beautiful new species to our area.
A Rufous-crested Coquette! (see photo below) Lophornis delattrei
Previously seen only one other time in Costa Rica (near Turrialba), the Rufous-crested Coquette is a southern species of hummingbird found in western South America and as far north as Panama…until now!
Congratulations to the Pajareros del Sur and to all of us who have had the opportunity view this spectacular bird.
(Photo courtesy of Pepe Castiblanco; taken on the road to Pintada near Aguas Claras. Feeding on Inga flowers.)