A Female Peruvian Racket-tail at Feeder
Recently split from the booted Racket-tail, it can be distinguished by the tan "boots" or fine feathers on the leg (making it look like it is wearing Wellington boots). The females do not sport the long tail extensions for which these hummingbirds get their name, the extensions end in large round panes that supposedly look like tennis rackets.
The Peruvian racket-tail is a species of hummingbird. It is found on the east slope of the Andes in Ecuador and northeastern Peru. It previously was considered conspecific with the white-booted racket-tail and the rufous-booted racket-tail, together called the booted racket-tail. In fact, many taxonomic authorities, including the American Ornithological Society, continue to lump the species together.