Birds of Colombia

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


White-vented Plumeleteer
White-vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii) Male
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
  A large hummingbird. The male only is common at feeders.
   

White-vented Plumeleteer
White-vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii viridigaster) Female
Villavicencio, Colombia
  Note the white-tipped tail on the rarely-seen femele.
   

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer
Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia)
Rio Claro Canyon Reserve, Colombia
  Less common and more forest-based than the White-vented Plumeleteer. Note red feet.
   


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