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Black-breasted hillstar (Oreotrochilus melanogaster) Lago de Junín, Peru. Jan 16, 2020 Black-breasted hillstar,Geotagged,Oreotrochilus melanogaster,Peru,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Black-breasted hillstar (Oreotrochilus melanogaster)

Lago de Junín, Peru. Jan 16, 2020

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  1. And another nice endemic from the Peruvian altiplano, this is one of the highest ranging of all hummingbird species, found as high up as 4800 masl! As with several other hummingbirds that occur high above the treeline, this hummingbird is often seen on the ground, which is a rather bizarre sight, compared with the family's more typical tendency to zip all over the place! Posted 2 months ago
  2. Great find and photo Thibaud Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks Paul! Posted 2 months ago
  3. So beautiful! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 2 months ago
  4. Fantastic! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Christine, this is bird #3333, may be an idea for Facebook?

      Thibaud, thank you for taking my bait, what incredible bird it is!
      Posted 2 months ago
      1. Yesssss!! Great idea. Posted 2 months ago
      2. Haha well you know I like these milestones :) Posted 2 months ago
        1. Good to hear, Thibaud. Did you know we're only 6667 birds away from 10K? Posted 2 months ago
          1. Hahahahah let's get to 4000 first! Posted 2 months ago
            1. That's fine too! Even better, because if we get to 10K too soon, I think that's all the birds in the world. Posted 2 months ago
  5. Great find Thibaud - love it Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 2 months ago
  6. From today's Facebook post:

    We have something to celebrate! JungleDragon recently reached a milestone of 3,333 bird species documented on the site! Does that seem like an arbitrary number? Why, yes it does. But, we love birds and we love celebrating our users and nature! So, each day for the next two weeks, we’ll be featuring JungleDragon users who have generously shared amazing photos of birds!

    We begin today with Thibaud Aronson! Thibaud is a true nature-loving adventurer! He has shared more than 2,000 photos on JungleDragon, more than half of which were new to the website! And, many of those photos were of birds, including the bird which brought us to species #3,333! Thanks so much for your passion and amazing contributions, Thibaud! We appreciate you!!

    Thibaud’s profile: https://www.jungledragon.com/user/2959/popular

    JungleDragon’s birds: https://www.jungledragon.com/…/photos/animalia/chordata/aves
    Posted one month ago

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The black-breasted hillstar is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in scrub at altitudes of 3,500 to 4,400 metres in the Andes of central Peru. Unlike the other hillstars, the tail, chest and belly of the male black-breasted hillstar are almost entirely black . The females are more bronze and grey-ish brown. This species shares a lot of common traits with the Andean hillstar but does not have a white base on its tail.

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Mar 30, 2020. Captured Jan 16, 2020 17:00 in Unnamed Road, Ondores 12760, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/8.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO1250
  • 560mm