Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Eriocnemis (8 species, 11 worldwide)


Emerald-bellied Puffleg
Emerald-bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis aline dybowskii) Male
Abra Patricia, Peru  
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Emerald-bellied Puffleg
Emerald-bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis aline dybowskii) Female
Owlet Lodge, Abra Patricia, Peru  
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Female is similar to male but with less glitter and more white in front. Found in Andean cloud forests between 2000-3000 meters, and not in the paramo as written in some texts.

Coppery-bellied Puffleg
Coppery-bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis cupreoventris)
La Calera, Cundinamarca, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Black-thighed Puffleg
Black-thighed Puffleg (Eriocnemis derbyi) Male Near Threatened
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Black-thighed Puffleg
Black-thighed Puffleg (Eriocnemis derbyi) Female Near Threatened
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Side view with puffs.
Back view.

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Gorgeted Puffleg (Eriocnemis isabellae) ENDEMIC
   



Sapphire-vented Puffleg
Sapphire-vented Puffleg (Eriocnemis luciani)
Pichincha Province, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Eric Gropp     Copyright and usage info


Colorful Puffleg
Colorful Puffleg (Eriocnemis mirabilis) ENDEMIC
Munchique National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Nigel Voaden   © All Rights Reserved.

Found only around Munchique National Park, an area off limits to tourists.

Golden-breasted Puffleg
Golden-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis mosquera)
PNN Los Nevados, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A long slender hummingbird
Additional photo.

Glowing Puffleg
Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestita paramillo) Male
ProAves Dusky Starfrontlet Reserve, Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Glowing Puffleg
Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestita vestita) Female
La Calera, Cundinamarca, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



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