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Wire-crested thorntail (Discosura popelairii) PNYC - Huampal, Pasco, Peru. Jul 13, 2020 Discosura popelairii,Geotagged,Peru,Winter,Wire-crested thorntail Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Wire-crested thorntail (Discosura popelairii)

PNYC - Huampal, Pasco, Peru. Jul 13, 2020

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  1. I have yet to see a coquette, but with this one, I'm getting warmer... Posted 5 days ago
    1. Ohhhh......you got quite close to this one! Posted 5 days ago
      1. Yes, there was a pair that visited the Inga trees just next to the station, which was a delightful surprise! Posted 5 days ago

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The wire-crested thorntail is a hummingbird which occurs in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. These birds feed on nectar from flowers using a long extendable tongue, or catch insects on the wing. They require frequent feeding while active during the day and become torpid at night to conserve energy.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Nov 20, 2020. Captured Jul 13, 2020 15:41 in 5NA, 19240, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO3200
  • 560mm