Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Discosura (3 species, 5 worldwide)


Green Thorntail
Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii) Male
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Los Bancos, Ecuador  
   

Green Thorntail
Green Thorntail (Discosura conversii) Female
Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Los Bancos, Ecuador  
   

Black-bellied Thorntail
Black-bellied Thorntail (Discosura langsdorffi melanosternon) Female
Aconabikh Reserve, Peru
  Female is very similar to Wire-crested Thorntail except for green and white speckled chest (Hawrylyshyn)
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Wire-crested Thorntail
Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii) Male Near Threatened
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   

Wire-crested Thorntail
Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii) Female Near Threatened
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   


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