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Fawn-breasted Brilliant Dapa, Valle Del Cauca<br />
2100 m Boissonneaua flavescens,Buff-tailed coronet,Fawn-breasted brilliant,Heliodoxa rubinoides Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Absolutely enchanting Peter, most beautiful. Posted one year ago
  2. Stunning capture of a beautiful bird! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Claire. Posted one year ago
  3. Amazing photo, Peter! Posted one year ago
    1. Oops wrong name! Can you change it for me? Posted one year ago
      1. Sure! At the risk of sounding clueless, which name do I change? I updated the title that you had on the photo to say 'Fawn-breasted Brilliant"...Is that correct? Posted one year ago
        1. This one should be titled Buff-tailed Coronet. Thanks. I posted a picture of the real Fawn-breasted Brilliant later. Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
          1. Fixed :) Posted one year ago
            1. Thank you! Posted one year ago
            2. I'm not sure what happened here, but this does look like a Fawn-breasted Brilliant to me. The coronet should show a dark terminal tail band and white vent. Posted one year ago
              1. Thanks for the correction, Thibaud! I'll send Peter a dm in case he hasn't seen your comment. Posted one year ago
              2. You are quite right. Posted one year ago
              3. You are qquite right thank you for the correction. Posted one year ago
                1. I've updated the ID and the FB post :) Posted one year ago
                2. Happy to help! Posted one year ago
  4. A real beauty Peter! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you. Posted one year ago
    2. Thank you NattyOne. Posted one year ago
  5. This photo is beautiful Peter, great capture! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Flavio. Posted one year ago
  6. Today's Facebook post:

    Hummingbirds are amazing creatures, and the buff-tailed coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens) is no exception! These beauties are found in mid-level forests of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

    They feed on nectar from sugar-rich flowers, and seem to prefer red, tubular shaped blooms. Their incredible, straw-like tongues allow them to slurp up nectar at 13 licks per second! As they drink nectar, they also inadvertently pollinate the plants, which is a crucial service because the shape of tubular flowers often precludes insects from being able to pollinate them.

    To supplement their diet, they feast on insects -- often snatching them out of spider's webs! Insects provide a valuable source of protein, which is especially crucial during breeding season. In fact, a nesting female can capture up to 2,000 insects a day! These industrious females feed their chicks regurgitated insects, which they literally push down the chicks' throats, directly into their stomachs! {Photo taken in Colombia by Peter Dexter Hoell} #JungleDragon #bufftailedcoronet #boissonneauaflavescens

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted one year ago
    1. Great thank you for that. Posted one year ago
      1. You're welcome! Posted one year ago
  7. That is a beautiful capture! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Wesley. Posted one year ago
  8. Superb image. Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Gonzobird. Posted one year ago
  9. I have shot hundreds and hundreds of images of hummingbirds. They are very difficult to get in focus, in a pose that is unique or unusual and to capture their iridescent brilliant colors.
    Thanks for this image.
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you William. Posted one year ago
  10. Just gorgeous! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Neptune. Posted one year ago
  11. Congrats, Peter! This photo was one of the most popular of 2021 and has been included in today's Facebook post!

    Facebook post:
    Happy New Year!! We are so grateful to have such an amazing JungleDragon community. We truly appreciate all of our users and followers! During 2021, our community shared over 18,000 wildlife photos and introduced 3,700 new species to the platform! Incredible! We are excited to continue sharing, inspiring, and learning about nature together with you in 2022! We wish you all the best for the upcoming year!! Here are ten of the most popular photos shared on JungleDragon during 2021! Enjoy!! #JungleDragon

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted 11 months ago
    1. Great! Thank you Christine. Posted 11 months ago

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The fawn-breasted brilliant is a species of hummingbird. It is native to South America, where it occurs in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Peter Dexter Hoell

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Uploaded Nov 17, 2021. Captured Nov 17, 2021 10:04.
  • Canon EOS R5
  • f/8.0
  • 1/3158s
  • ISO6400
  • 400mm