Biodiversity - Purple - crowned Fairy

  • Name: Purple - crowned Fairy

  • Scientific name: Heliothryx barroti

  • Category: Birds

  • Family: Trochilidae

Status:  Occaisonal

Size:  11.5 cm

Weight:  5.6 grams

Elevation:  up to 1,700 meters above sea level.

 

Can be found in Cacao plantations and older secondary forests.

Feeds on the nectar of flowers, can perforate flowers at their base, despite their size or composition.

Compliments it's diet with some spiders and other insects which it can trap in flight.

Non territorial but agile and aggressive against attacks.

 



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TOUR # 5: THREE NIGHTS IN CHIRRIPO

One night in San Gerardo and Three nights in chirripo

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Chirripó Bird watching Package

Chirripó Bird watching Package

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Una escapadita a los regazos del cerro Chirripó

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2.  Make sure your tires are inflated to the ideal air pressure.

3.  Use your airconditioning responsibly.

4.  Do not overload your vehicle.

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  • Scientific name: Serpophaga cinerea

  • Family: Tyrannidae

  • Region: San Gerardo

 

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Adriana

Suiza Tuvimos la oportunidad de comenzar el 2011 visitando este maravilloso lugar. Le agradezco mucho a la familia Elizondo su excelente atención. A David que nos acompañó como guía al Chirripó, mil gracias por todo! Fue un camino muy duro pero la ...
 
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