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Bird of the Week
Mangrove Hummingbird

Mangrove Hummingbird by Michael and Patricia Fogden

It is a bit weird to be standing in the ocean, with your back to the shore, and spot a hummingbird zipping by on the way to its nest – but that is often how you spot a Mangrove Hummingbird.

The Mangrove Hummingbird is unique to Costa Rica.  It forages at at the lower and middle levels of mangrove swamps and in adjacent vegetation along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, preferring to feed on the nectar of the tea mangrove. The destruction of mangroves for shrimp aquaculture, road construction, and beach and urban development is the biggest threat to this range-restricted bird.  Although logging mangroves is illegal in Costa Rica, the law is widely ignored, and the trees are often cut to make charcoal, further reducing habitat for the Mangrove Hummingbird and other vulnerable bird species.

ABC, partner Osa Conservation, and local tour operators have collaborated to study the distribution of the Mangrove Hummingbird and other threatened birds on the Osa Peninsula.

Find out how ABC is helping the Mangrove Hummingbird and other bird species found on the Osa Peninsula!

Travel to the Osa to see the Mangrove Hummingbird and the Peninsula’s other unique birds. Your ecotourism dollars will help support the conservation of the area’s spectacular biodiversity. Visit conservationbirding.org to plan your trip today.

Photo: Mangrove Hummingbird by Michael and Patricia Fogden; Range Map: ABC



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The Purple Sea Blade

Posted: 08 Sep 2011 10:53 AM PDT

Purple Sea Blade - Pterogorgia ancepsPurple Sea Blade
Pterogorgia anceps

"I’m purple and it’s a special color! It’s the color of the mysterious, royalty, and the spiritual. Now don’t you think I’m all of that and more?!

The Purple Sea Blade can grow very tall and spread out it’s purple color to beautify

your aquarium!

The Purple Sea Blade Pterogorgia anceps, is quite often a darkish purple, making it true to its name. They can reach almost 3 feet (1 meter) in height, and of the Pterogorgia genus they are the largest. When you look at a cross section of the Purple Sea Blade, you will see 3 to 4 flat and flanged branches that look like and “X” or a “Y”, which helps give them the other names they are known by: The Angular Sea Whip and the Purple Ribbon… Read More

More about the Purple Sea Blade!

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