Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Ocreatus (2 species, 3 worldwide)


Peruvian Racket-tail
Peruvian Racket-tail (Ocreatus peruanus) Male
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Peruvian Racket-tail
Peruvian Racket-tail (Ocreatus peruanus) Female
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A tiny hummingbird, especially the female. Because of differences in male mating display, the peruana race of the Booted Racket-tail was split in a three way split as the Peruvian Racket-tail, even though it has a large range in Ecuador and reaches to southeast Colombia.

White-booted Racket-tail
White-booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) Male
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

White-booted Racket-tail
White-booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii incommodus) Female
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A tiny hummingbird, especially the female. The male has white leg puffs, and those with rufous leg puffs in the eastern part of the Andes to Bolivia are now considered another species.


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