Garden emerald hummingbird (male) on orange flower image taken in Panama.
Garden emerald hummingbirds are a stunning species of bird found in Costa Rica and Panama. These beautiful birds with their vibrant green plumage and dazzling iridescent feathers are captivating to behold and enchant viewers with their graceful aerial displays. The garden emerald forages for nectar by trap-lining, visiting a circuit of flowering trees, shrubs, and other plants. It also feeds on small insects that it gleans from vegetation. The garden emerald is a medium-sized hummingbird with a long, straight bill. Its iridescent green breast feathers are usually hidden when the bird is perched, but they can be seen flashing in the sun when the bird takes flight.