Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Oxypogon (3 species, 4 worldwide)


Blue-bearded Helmetcrest
Blue-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon cyanolaemus) Male Critically Endangered ENDEMIC
Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Jorge Muñoz   © All Rights Reserved.

Blue-bearded Helmetcrest
Blue-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon cyanolaemus) Female Critically Endangered ENDEMIC
Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Jorge Muñoz   © All Rights Reserved.

Similar to the [Green-bearded Helmetcrest]. Requires a multi-day hike to the Santa Marta paramo to see.

Green-bearded Helmetcrest
Green-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) Male ENDEMIC
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Green-bearded Helmetcrest
Green-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) Female ENDEMIC
Sumapaz National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Robert Scanlon   © All Rights Reserved.


Buffy Helmetcrest
Buffy Helmetcrest (Oxypogon stuebelii) Vulnerable ENDEMIC
Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A iconic hummingbird found only in the paramo around Nevado del Ruiz at 4000m, and is usually seen near yellow flowers. Less white than the three other species of Helmetcrest.


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