Fiery-Throated Hummingbird

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The Fiery-Throated Hummingbird is a highland species that has only visited MTCF a couple of times. There are currently two that have set their territory around some flowering bushes near The Cabin. We are hoping they may choose to breed here this year. This hummingbird never visits our feeders and only feeds on flower nectar and small insects it takes on the wing. These hummingbirds are also somewhat tame as they guard over their feeding bushes. It is possible to approach to within a meter of them. Of the 15 species of hummingbirds we have documented here at Mount Totumas Cloud Forest, The Fiery-Throated is one of the most beautiful. We hope they stick around for awhile.

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