Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Phlogophilus (1 species, 2 worldwide)

Ecuadorian Piedtail
Ecuadorian Piedtail (Phlogophilus hemileucurus)
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small green hummingbird with a white front except for a black base of tail. The Piedtail acts like a hermit, always moving and rarely stopping inside the shadows of the primary forest.

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