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Tourmaline sunangel


Pretty sure this is a tourmaline sunangel. In the shade they look almost black - the sun reveals a magenta gorget in the males

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KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Not close enough! LOL - I'm on the S coast so redwoods are more in our local plans. We do get some great vagrants, though. Although there is a snowy owl only 3 hours out and we missed him the first time.

JoshuaGSmith 8 years ago

I see. The Northwest is a great place for birding and AK isn't too far away.

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

I didn't forget it, I'm waiting a day or two to see if someone challenges the ID. I was doing some compare and contrast in my brain last night.

It's a once a year deal, we travel and escape,, and then back to the Pacific Northwest. Someday, I swear I'm moving to some tropical highlands somewhere

JoshuaGSmith 8 years ago

You see birds that I only dream of. Congrats and happy birding! You also forgot the scientific name: Heliangelus exortis.

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Cuyuja, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 19, 2014
Submitted on Jan 8, 2015

Spotted for Mission

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