|Buff-tailed Coronet Boissonneaua flavescens
Colombian name: Colibrí Chupasavia
|Colombia and Ecuador
The Buff-tailed Coronet is distributed in the Andes of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. There is a distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is found in forest and cloudforest and forest borders
where it feeds on nectar typically clinging to the flowers like other high altitude hummingbirds. It is usually at between 2,000 and 3,500
The bill is quite short and straight. It is green above with a glittering green forehead and gorget. The breast is shining green while the belly is buff with green disks. The undertail is buff with darker tips. Like other members of the genus, it holds its wings up momentarily when landing, as in photo 1, and this displays its distinctive buffy under wing coverts.
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