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Dusky Starfrontlet

Coeligena orina

 

Dusky Starfrontlet reserve, Antioquia department, Colombia.

 

Two males. This is a fantastically beautiful hummer deserving of a better name - in fact, it's Spanish name "Colibrí del Sol" translates as "Hummingbird of the Sun" which is far cooler. This bird was rediscovered only in 2004, having gone unrecorded since the type specimen was collected in 1951.

 

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Taken on March 7, 2010