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Royal Sunangel | by nickathanas
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Royal Sunangel

Heliangelus regalis

 

ACP Abra Patricia-Alto Nieva, Amazonas region, Peru.

 

Male. A gorgeous hummer endemic to stunted forest on outlying ridges of the Andes in northern Peru and southern Ecuador. I don't use a lot of flash in my photography, but in this case I found that is helped; the bird was so dark that it was tough to expose the background properly without using a bit of flash on the hummer.

 

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Taken on October 19, 2011