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Grey-breasted sabrewing (Campylopterus largipennis) ACONABIKH, Cordillera Escalera, San Martín, Peru Jan 9, 2021 Campylopterus largipennis,Geotagged,Grey-breasted sabrewing,Peru,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Grey-breasted sabrewing (Campylopterus largipennis)

ACONABIKH, Cordillera Escalera, San Martín, Peru Jan 9, 2021

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  1. Absolutely gorgeous with the backlight in the wings. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks! It's one of these hummer species that always raise their wings like that for a second after they land. You probably saw some coronets doing the same thing in Colombia, I've no idea why they do it, though in my limited experience, it seems to be done by highly aggressive species that often take over feeders, maybe some intimidation display? Posted 5 months ago
      1. I think that's a solid theory. Hummingbirds, as beautiful as they look, aren't the most social of species :) Posted 5 months ago
        1. You can say that twice!! Posted 5 months ago
  2. Amazing photo! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Glad you like it :) Posted 5 months ago

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The grey-breasted sabrewing is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in humid forest in the Guianas and the Amazon Basin with a smaller disjunct population in forest and woodland in Bahia and Minas Gerais in eastern Brazil.

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

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Uploaded Feb 20, 2021. Captured Jan 9, 2021 10:10 in Interoceanica Nte. 25, 22200, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO2000
  • 450mm