Brown Violet Ear; 2nd rare hummer in February

Yesterday another new hummer considered rare in Panama, the Brown Violet Ear, arrived at our feeders. The recently published Field Guide by Angher and Dean state that this is a rare hummer in Panama with a range in the lower foothills up to 1300m. We are at 1900m so this is 600m higher than what is considered its normal range.

Check out the following photo. Both rare hummers, the Brown Violet Ear and Magenta Throated Woodstar, feeding together on the same feeder

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