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White-tailed hillstar, Montezuma, Colombia A fairly dull name for a bird with this many colors. This hillstar was found in the lodge area of Tatama National Park near a feeder. Weak flash light reflects on their iridescent feathers, showing the true colors of this bird: brown, orange, green, blue, yellow. Based on range, likely this is the West Andes sub species: Urochroa bougueri bougueri.<br />
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By the way, this is the first photo of a series that will last months where I&#039;ll document the trip we just came back from through North West Colombia. I&#039;ll put all photos below this tag:<br />
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There&#039;s also a lengthy travel report, in case you haven&#039;t seen it yet:<br />
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White-tailed hillstar, Montezuma, Colombia

A fairly dull name for a bird with this many colors. This hillstar was found in the lodge area of Tatama National Park near a feeder. Weak flash light reflects on their iridescent feathers, showing the true colors of this bird: brown, orange, green, blue, yellow. Based on range, likely this is the West Andes sub species: Urochroa bougueri bougueri.

By the way, this is the first photo of a series that will last months where I'll document the trip we just came back from through North West Colombia. I'll put all photos below this tag:

807Colombia Choco & Pacific region

There's also a lengthy travel report, in case you haven't seen it yet:
https://ferdychristant.com/colombia-2017-travel-report-e8f7c0ef8733

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The rufous-gaped hillstar formerly known as White-tailed hillstar is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae, and one of two species in the genus ''Urochroa''. It is found in humid montane forest in southern Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Nov 6, 2017. Captured Oct 16, 2017 17:36 in Apía-Tadó, Condoto, Chocó, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/3.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm