Title:  Bathing Snowcap [Microchera albocorata]

Image ID:

97CR1204
Location: Costa Rica
Comments: The little Snowcap, one of the smallest of the small, bathes by immersing himself in the water, and pops up out of the water in a different place. I nickname him the little raspberry--he drinks from the flower of the raspberry bush and is himself colored like a raspberry. When he's feeding he is camouflaged as his white cap matches the raspberry flower and this body matches the raspberry.

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Photograph Beth Kingsley Hawkins
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