The Fawn-breasted Brilliant is a medium sized hummingbird, and is mostly cinnamon below with a small pink throat patch; the pink throat may be reduced on the female, however.
Most species of brilliant occupy humid mountain forests, and Fawn-breasted Brilliant is no exception; it occurs in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. These hummingbirds usually are solitary and spend the majority of their time in the lower to mid levels of cloud forest interior, although they sometimes venture to shaded forest borders or open habitats. Photo taken at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve which is in the Western Upper Tropical Rainforest near Mindo (3,280 ft. o.s.l). The area is dominated by broad-leaved trees that form a dense upper canopy (layer of foliage) and contain an amazing diverse array of vegetation
It is native to South America, where it occurs in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru Male is photo#1, female #2
Lat: -0.16, Long: -78.47
Spotted on May 9, 2018
Submitted on Jun 13, 2018