Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Coeligena (9 species, 11 worldwide)

Genus Coeligena are large hummingbirds with long straight bills, called Incas and Starfrontlets.


Golden-bellied Starfrontlet
Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (Coeligena bonapartei bonapartei) Male
Chicaque Natural Park, Colombia  
   
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Golden-bellied Starfrontlet
Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (Coeligena bonapartei bonapartei) Female
Chicaque Natural Park, Colombia  
   
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Bronzy Inca
Bronzy Inca (Coeligena coeligena)
OtĂșn Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

On nest.
Perched.

Blue-throated Starfrontlet
Blue-throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena helianthea helianthea) Male
La Calera, Cundinamarca, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Blue-throated Starfrontlet
Blue-throated Starfrontlet (Coeligena helianthea helianthea) Female
La Calera, Cundinamarca, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Buff-winged Starfrontlet
Buff-winged Starfrontlet (Coeligena lutetiae lutetiae) Male
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia  
   
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Buff-winged Starfrontlet
Buff-winged Starfrontlet (Coeligena lutetiae lutetiae) Female
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia  
   
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Dusky Starfrontlet
Dusky Starfrontlet (Coeligena orina) Male Critically Endangered ENDEMIC
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Dusky Starfrontlet
Dusky Starfrontlet (Coeligena orina) Female Critically Endangered ENDEMIC
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Although most common at the paramo in Urrao, there are various records in the western Andes.

White-tailed Starfrontlet
White-tailed Starfrontlet (Coeligena phalerata) Near Threatened ENDEMIC
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia  
   
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White-tailed Starfrontlet
White-tailed Starfrontlet (Coeligena phalerata) Female Near Threatened ENDEMIC
Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Colombia  
   
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Black Inca
Black Inca (Coeligena prunellei) Male Vulnerable ENDEMIC
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   
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Collared Inca
Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata torquata) Male
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
  Male is more black than green, and female more green than black.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Collared Inca
Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata) Immature Female
National Park Sierra Nevada, Tabay, Venezuela
  The Green Inca, considered a species by HBW, looks like a female Collared Inca, and is found in Venezuela and a small part of Colombia.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



Brown Inca
Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   
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From side.


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