Mountain Velvetbreast Lafresnaya lafresnayi
Mountain Velvetbreast, Guango Lodge, Napo, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image Guango Lodge, Napo, Ecuador
November 2019

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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