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Violet-tailed Sylph

Aglaiocercus coelestis


The Violet-tailed Sylph is a species of hummingbird. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. This Sylph lives in areas from 300–2,100 metres in elevation, though typically above 900 metres on the west slope of the Andes

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RiekoS 7 years ago


LuisStevens 7 years ago

Congrats Cody! Beautiful SOTD!

Cody.conway 7 years ago

Thanks Everyone! And Tom, that's too funny that you were in Mindo! It's a VERY small town! Unfortunately, this trip I was only there 3 days, too short a time for that area. It's absolutely amazing.

Awesome Cody,beautiful series,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Tom15 7 years ago

Congrats Cody on a nice hummer at flowers! Looks like we were both in Mindo at the same time.

Congrats Cody!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Excellent shot Cody!!

ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Beautiful series, Cody!

Nayeli 7 years ago

Great shot!

KarenL 7 years ago

Fabulous capture Cody! Congratulations, your excellent timing has earned you Spotting of the Day!

The violet-tailed sylph gets its name from the extremely long, deeply forked, iridescent purple tail feathers of the male. Females have a short, unforked, bluish-green tails.

Twitter: 7 years ago

Absolutely awesome pictures of this beautiful hummingbird.

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Mindo, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 4, 2013
Submitted on Dec 15, 2013

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