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, Brown Inca, Long-tailed Sylph, Collared Inca, Gorgeted Sunangel and the tiny Woodstar. Some non-feeder birds were: the omnipresent Rufous-tailed Hummer Fawn-breasted Brilliant and what I think is a Violet-bellied Hummingbird. Here's a video of their high energy antics around the feeders.