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Sparkling violetear, feeding, La Cocha, Colombia Flying:<br />
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Abundant in montane forest, 1400-3500m. Territorial and aggressive. Colibri coruscans,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,South America,Sparkling violetear" /></a></figure><br />
Abundant in montane forest, 1400-3500m. Territorial and aggressive. Colibri coruscans,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,South America,Sparkling violetear Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Sparkling violetear, feeding, La Cocha, Colombia

Flying:

Sparkling violetear, in flight, La Cocha, Colombia Feeding:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/76116/sparkling_violetear_feeding_la_cocha_colombia.html<br />
Abundant in montane forest, 1400-3500m. Territorial and aggressive. Colibri coruscans,Colombia,Colombia 2018,Colombia South,Fall,Geotagged,South America,Sparkling violetear

Abundant in montane forest, 1400-3500m. Territorial and aggressive.

    comments (4)

  1. breathtaking! Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thanks, Yael :) Posted 10 days ago
  2. Absolutely beautiful! Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 10 days ago

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The sparkling violetear is a species of hummingbird. It is widespread in highlands of northern and western South America, including a large part of the Andes , the Venezuelan Coastal Range and the Tepuis. It occurs in a wide range of semi-open habitats, even in gardens and parks within major cities such as Quito, and is often the commonest species of hummingbird in its range. The sparkling violetear is most abundant near coniferous or evergreen eucalyptus forests. It is highly vocal and territorial.

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Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
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Uploaded Mar 14, 2019. Captured Oct 26, 2018 16:51 in Vía Laguna de la Cocha, Pasto, Nariño, Colombia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1800
  • 400mm