Slaty Flowerpiercer, Costa Rica

Slaty Flowerpiercer

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Slaty Flowerpiercer
Savegre, Costa Rica   –   April 13, 2007
Canon EOS-1D Mark II   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 320   *   1/320 sec @ f/8

A female Slaty Flowerpiercer getting nectar from the base of a flower. Note it's uniquely shaped bill, with its sharp pincers.

Small hummingbirds are often seend drinking nectar from the holes this bird creates.

Photo ID: 20070413-1392