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Black metaltail (Metallura phoebe) Abra Gavilan, Cajamarca, Peru. Jan 28, 2021 Black metaltail,Geotagged,Metallura phoebe,Peru,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Black metaltail (Metallura phoebe)

Abra Gavilan, Cajamarca, Peru. Jan 28, 2021

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  1. Awesome. It looks so confident that it doesn't need color. Posted 25 days ago
    1. Indeed! Males do have a small iridescent throat patch, but this was a female. Posted 24 days ago

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The black metaltail is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is endemic to Peru and possibly stretches to northern Chile and Bolivia. Within the latter two countries it is possible that there may be speciation or separate subspecies but more research is required.

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

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Uploaded Apr 19, 2021. Captured Jan 28, 2021 07:21 in 8, 06400, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/11.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO2500
  • 560mm