|Tumbes Hummingbird Leucippus baeri
(aka Thaumasius baeri)
The Tumbes Hummingbird is restricted to the Tumbes region of Ecuador and Peru. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in arid scrub and dry forest at below 1,000 metres.
|It is a drab hummingbird with plain underparts and an
unspotted throat. There is a white spot behind the eye. It is smaller than the similar Spot-throated
Hummingbird L. taczanowskii with a dark band across the end of the tail and white spots at the tip.
Gustave-Adolphe Baer was a French naturalist who collected in Brazil and Peru in the 19th century.
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