Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Heliodoxa (7 species, 9 worldwide)



Gould's Jewelfront
Gould's Jewelfront (Heliodoxa aurescens)
RN La Isla Escondida, Putumayo, Colombia  
   

This species has an amazing tongue.

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Pink-throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa gularis) Vulnerable
   


Rare and highly sought after.


Empress Brilliant
Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix) Male
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia
  Note long tail and iridescent green belly.
   

Empress Brilliant
Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix) Female
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   

A large thin hummingbird with a long tail for a brilliant, and found in the 'Choco' region west Colombia and Ecuador.
Iridescence.

Green-crowned Brilliant
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) Male
Monteverde, Costa Rica  
   

Green-crowned Brilliant
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) Female
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   

Brilliants are large hummingbirds.

Violet-fronted Brilliant
Violet-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri sagitta) Male
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   

Violet-fronted Brilliant
Violet-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri otero) Female
Manu National Park, Peru  
   

Additional photo.

Fawn-breasted Brilliant
Fawn-breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides cervinigularis) Male
San Isidro Lodge, Ecuador  
   


Black-throated Brilliant
Black-throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa schreibersii schreibersii) Male
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   

Black-throated Brilliant
Black-throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa schreibersii) Female
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.



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