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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

This species has an amazing tongue.

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Pink-throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa gularis)
   


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.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Empress Brilliant
Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix) Female
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Green-crowned Brilliant
Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) Female
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Brilliants are large hummingbirds.

Violet-fronted Brilliant
Violet-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri sagitta) Male
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Violet-fronted Brilliant
Violet-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa leadbeateri otero) Female
Manu National Park, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Additional photo.

Fawn-breasted Brilliant
Fawn-breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides cervinigularis) Male
San Isidro Lodge, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Additional photo.

Black-throated Brilliant
Black-throated Brilliant (Heliodoxa schreibersii schreibersii) Male
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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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