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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 9 months ago
  2. Stunning capture of a beautiful bird! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thank you Claire. Posted 8 months ago
  3. Amazing photo, Peter! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Oops wrong name! Can you change it for me? Posted 9 months 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 9 months ago
        1. This one should be titled Buff-tailed Coronet. Thanks. I posted a picture of the real Fawn-breasted Brilliant later. Posted 9 months ago, modified 9 months ago
          1. Fixed :) Posted 9 months ago
            1. Thank you! Posted 9 months 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 8 months ago
              1. Thanks for the correction, Thibaud! I'll send Peter a dm in case he hasn't seen your comment. Posted 8 months ago
              2. You are quite right. Posted 8 months ago
              3. You are qquite right thank you for the correction. Posted 8 months ago
                1. I've updated the ID and the FB post :) Posted 8 months ago
                2. Happy to help! Posted 8 months ago
  4. A real beauty Peter! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you. Posted 8 months ago
    2. Thank you NattyOne. Posted 8 months ago
  5. This photo is beautiful Peter, great capture! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you Flavio. Posted 8 months 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 8 months ago
    1. Great thank you for that. Posted 8 months ago
      1. You're welcome! Posted 8 months ago
  7. That is a beautiful capture! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you Wesley. Posted 8 months ago
  8. Superb image. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you Gonzobird. Posted 8 months 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 8 months ago
    1. Thank you William. Posted 8 months ago
  10. Just gorgeous! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you Neptune. Posted 8 months 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 7 months ago
    1. Great! Thank you Christine. Posted 7 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