Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Boissonneaua (3 species, 3 worldwide)

Buff-tailed Coronet
Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens flavescens)
Minga Ecolodge, Cali, Colombia
  Note buff (light beige) on inside of tail.

Sometimes has big white puffs around thighs like a puffleg hummingbird (western race only?). Often lifts wings after landing. Comes to feeders.
An individual with large leg 'puffs'.
Side view.

Velvet-purple Coronet
Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini)
Sachatamia, Mindo, Ecuador  

Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
Aguas Calientes, Peru  

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