Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Metallura (3 species, 9 worldwide)


Perija Metaltail
Perija Metaltail (Metallura iracunda) Male Endangered
Colombia  
   
Photograph by Andres Cuervo     Copyright and usage info

Perija Metaltail
Perija Metaltail (Metallura iracunda) Female Endangered
Perij√° Mountains, Cesar, Colombia  
   

Slightly larger than the Tyrian Metaltail also found in Perij√°, and usually found over 3000m in the paramo. Note dark colors on male.

Tyrian Metaltail
Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina quitensis) Male
Guango Lodge, Ecuador  
   

Tyrian Metaltail
Tyrian Metaltail (Metallura tyrianthina) Female
La Calera, Cundinamarca, Colombia  
   

Viridian Metaltail
Viridian Metaltail (Metallura williami williami) Male
Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia
  Males in Colombia have a blue tail.
   

Viridian Metaltail
Viridian Metaltail (Metallura williami williami) Female
Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia  
   


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