|Mountain Velvetbreast Lafresnaya lafresnayi
|Guango Lodge, Napo, Ecuador
The Mountain Velvetbreast is distributed in the Andes from Venezuela to Peru with a population also on the Santa Marta Mountains. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is found low down in shrubs at between 2,400 and 3,500 metres.
|The most noticeable feature is the slender decurved bill and it also has a white spot behind the eye. The male is
bright green above with a green throat and breast and a black belly. The female, pictured here, is whitish with buffy tones below and with some green
spots. The crown shows a powdering of pollen.
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