This blog has photos of birds and other animals taken by a birder and amateur photographer. Included are personal photos and other photos taken on our trips: people, landscapes, cityscapes, nature, museums, etc.
We have included photos from the following countries:
- United States
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
MALE RUBY-TOPAZ HUMMINGBIRD, ASA WRIGHT NATURE CENTRE, ARIMA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Even though the lighting wasn't very good and colors didn't come out very well, we can ID this hummingbird as a male Ruby-topaz Hummingbird by its iridescent ruby red nape, short straight bill, iridescent green throat (throat is generally iridescent gold, but can be iridescent green) and chestnut tail with black tip.
The Ruby-topaz Hummingbird is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 571.