The Fiery-throated Hummingbird(Panterpe insignis) is a medium-sized hummingbird which breeds only in the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama. It is the only member of the genus Panterpe. This bird is 11 cm long and weighs Photo credit: Chris Morgan
After a ruby-throat baby learns to fly and leaves the nest, its mother may feed it for another week, but then it is on its own. It even migrates solo. In fall, a ruby-throat begins the southward journey purely by instinct.
How to get hummingbirds to nest! I love the mosaic look of the moss that humming birds sculpt onto their nests. Humming birds are very allusive but some people have actually trained them to trust the human hand.