Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Chalybura (2 species, 2 worldwide)



White-vented Plumeleteer
White-vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii) Male
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
  A large hummingbird. The male only is common at feeders.
   

White-vented Plumeleteer
White-vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii) Female
Villavicencio, Colombia
  Note the white-tipped tail on the rarely-seen femele.
   

A large hummingbird found in Panama and northwest South America, in gardens and at feeders. There is also an isolated population along the Ecuador/Peru border sometimes called the Ecuadorian Plumeleteer. HBW groups that race with the Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer.
In flight, front view.

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia) Male
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Colombia
  South of Costa Rica the Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer has a white vent.
   

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia) Female
Mutatá, Colombia
  Note white-tipped tail on female.
   

Less common than the White-vented Plumeleteer, and only found inside humid forests. Note red feet on both sexes.


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