Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Chionomesa (1 species, 2 worldwide)

Glittering-throated Emerald
Glittering-throated Emerald (Chionomesa fimbriata fluviatilis) Male
Puerto NariƱo, Amazonas, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note vertical white stripe in front. Larger than emerald hummingbirds in genus chlorostilbon. 'Birds of Venezuela' writes 'despite its name, a dull, undistinguished hummingbird'. Female a bit duller.
Male with blue tinge to throat.
Possible female from front.

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