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Caption: white-tailed emerald, Elvira chionura, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. With a weight under 3 grams, this is one of the smallest birds in existenceSavegre, Savegre Mountain Hotel, San Gerardo de Doto, Cabinas Chacon, Talamanca Mountains, cloud forest, Cerro de La Muerte, Costa Rica, Central America, EmeraldWt5076zxs.jpg
Location: San Gerardo de Doto
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South American tapir, Tapirus terrestris, Brazilian tapir (from the Tupi tapi'ira), lowland tapir or (in Portuguese) anta, Ceiba Tops Lodge, Amazon River, The Amazon, Rio Amazonas, in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world and according to most authorities, the second longest in length - Wikipedia; Amazon River rainforest, Peru, South America, TapirB41749.CR2
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