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Amazilia franciae -male- (Andean Emerald/Esmeralda andina) | by PriscillaBurcher
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Amazilia franciae -male- (Andean Emerald/Esmeralda andina)

Taken in La Ceja, Colombia; Central Andes; 2.300 meters above sea level.

 

Andean Emeralds are found around humid and wet forest borders, second growth, and highland clearings with trees. Males and females are similar in appearance but the male boasts a blue crown and the female a green one. Both genders are green above, white below, and possess a coppery upper tail.

 

Source: Neotropical Birds Online: neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p...

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Taken on June 10, 2012