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The Fiery Throated Hummingbird (Panterpe insignis) is a medium sized hummingbird endemic to the mountains of Costa Rica and Panama. It is vibrantly colored and highly territorial (Stiles and Skutch 1989). Like all hummingbirds, it feeds on nectar and insects, has an extremely high metabolism, and is a very skilled flier. They use the adaptation of torpor at night to survive in their cool montane habitats (Fogden 2005).