Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Boissonneaua (3 species, 3 worldwide)

Buff-tailed Coronet
Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens flavescens)
Minga Ecolodge, Cali, Colombia
  Note buff (light beige) on inside of tail.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Sometimes has big white puffs around thighs like a puffleg hummingbird (western race only?). Often lifts wings after landing. Comes to feeders.
Side view.
An individual with large leg 'puffs'.

Velvet-purple Coronet
Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini)
Sachatamia, Mindo, Ecuador  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A species with amazing iridescence hard to appreciate in a photo. Male and female alike. Found in a narrow altitude range around 1400m in Colombia and Ecuador.

Chestnut-breasted Coronet
Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii)
Aguas Calientes, Peru  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

© Tom Friedel - All Rights Reserved, except for images and data otherwise noted.       Colombia       Panama       Ecuador       Costa Rica       Mexico
Experimental sites:       Peru       Venezuela       The World       Brazil       Bolivia
Really Experimental sites:       Guyana       Cuba