Monday, October 08, 2012

The Birds of Ecuador, Part 1: Hummingbirds

On a recent trip to Ecuador I saw many new hummers species and learning them all, let alone photographing them, was quite a challenge. Luckily they are as numerous there as they are diverse and feeders attract quite a following. Green-crowned Brilliant, Green-crowned Brilliant Brown Inca, Brown Inca Long-tailed Sylph, Long-tailed Sylph Collared Inca, CollaredInca Gorgeted SunangelGorgeted Sunangel and the tiny Woodstar. Woodstar Some non-feeder birds were: the omnipresent Rufous-tailed Hummer RufousTailedColibre Fawn-breasted Brilliant Fawn Breasted Colibre and what I think is a Violet-bellied Hummingbird. Violet-bellied Hummingbird? Here's a video of their high energy antics around the feeders.

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