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.

In flight, front view.

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Colombia
  Note red feet.

Less common and more forest-based than the White-vented Plumeleteer. Found in central America to north Ecuador, and there is also an isolated population along the Ecuador/Peru border sometimes called the Ecuadorian Plumeleteer.
Additional photo.

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