Fifty varieties of hummingbirds are listed in "The Birds of Costa Rica". This rufous-tailed hummingbird lives in the north-central part of Costa Rica where our house is and spends most of the day drinking nectar from the hummingbird bushes that grow all along one side of the house. They are quite fearless for a creature that measures only around 4 inches in length. While sitting on the back porch, it's not unusual to be buzzed by one and then be fussed at because you happened to be in it's flight path.
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