Birds of Colombia

The male of this hummingbird has a bronze-green color on the back. He has a blue crown with white spots behind the eyes. The throat presents a dark metallic purple or reddish coloration. Its inferior parts are grayish-white on the flanks and parts of the abdomen. The male has a black squared tail tipped with white. Female has a green crown and a purple-edged dusky gray throat. Females construct nest on a low horizontal branch and lays two eggs. The young are born blind, immobile and without any down. Solitary as all hummingbirds but not at breeding.

De frente y coronilla azul brillante a verde azulado resplandeciente. Dorso de color verde-ocre. Tiene ulna mancha postocular pequeña y una línea ancha malar blanca. De garganta púrpura metálica en forma de estrella la cual es más angosta y rojiza en la hembra. La parte inferior del pecho y abdomen color blanco opaco. De cola y patas negras. Forma su nido para que parezca una rama tierna. Pone dos huevos que los incuba durante dos semanas. Se le encuentra a menos de 1400 m. en bordes de bosques de regiones húmedas. Solitarios excepto cuando copulan.

long-billed starthroat, picudo coronado, Heliomaster longirostris


Long-billed starthroat | Picudo coronado | 
Heliomaster longirostris

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long-billed starthroat, picudo coronado, Heliomaster longirostris


Long-billed starthroat | Picudo coronado | 
Heliomaster longirostris

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long-billed starthroat, picudo coronado, Heliomaster longirostris


Long-billed starthroat | Picudo coronado | 
Heliomaster longirostris

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long-billed starthroat, picudo coronado, Heliomaster longirostris


Long-billed starthroat | Picudo coronado | 
Heliomaster longirostris

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long-billed starthroat, picudo coronado, Heliomaster longirostris


Long-billed starthroat | Picudo coronado | 
Heliomaster longirostris

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black-throated mango male hummingbird


Long-billed starthroat | Picudo coronado | 
Heliomaster longirostris

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long-billed starthroat, picudo coronado, Heliomaster longirostris


Long-billed starthroat | Picudo coronado |
Heliomaster longirostris

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long-billed starthroat, picudo coronado, Heliomaster longirostris


Long-billed starthroat | Picudo coronado | 
Heliomaster longirostris

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long-billed starthroat, picudo coronado, Heliomaster longirostris


Long-billed starthroat | Picudo coronado | 
Heliomaster longirostris

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