Birds of Colombia

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


Blue-chested Hummingbird
Blue-chested Hummingbird (Polyerata amabilis)
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia
  Note rufous back of tail on both sexes.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Blue-chested Hummingbird
Blue-chested Hummingbird (Polyerata amabilis) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Female at nest.
Probable female from front.

Purple-chested Hummingbird
Purple-chested Hummingbird (Polyerata rosenbergi) Male
Sabaletas, Valle de Cauca, Colombia
  Note well-defined band vs. more common [Blue-chested Hummingbird]. Found inside the forest.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



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