Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Schistes (2 species, 2 worldwide)


White-throated Wedgebill
White-throated Wedgebill (Schistes albogularis) Male
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
  Note gorget on male.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

White-throated Wedgebill
White-throated Wedgebill (Schistes albogularis) Female
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Usually seen drinking nectar from the base of hanging flowers, including the well-known 'borrachero' flower.

Geoffroy's Wedgebill
Geoffroy's Wedgebill (Schistes geoffroyi geoffroyi)
Peru  
   
Photograph by Cláudio D. Timm     Copyright and usage info

Part of a two-way split of the Wedge-billed Hummingbird, and also called the Eastern Wedge-billed Hummingbird or Daggerbill.


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