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Buff tailed Coronet Hummingbird

Boissonneaua flavescens


These medium-sized hummingbirds display a cinnamon underwing in flight, and other than the bronzy central tail feathers, the tail is notably buffy. They hold on to flowers when feeding and hold their wings up in a V while doing so.


Buff-tailed Coronets inhabit humid and wet montane forests, shrubby forest borders, and dwarf forests. They are rather defensive around mid and upper level flowers in the forest, and sometimes congregate with other hummingbirds at trees in the canopy interior.

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Stephen Wain
Stephen Wain 3 years ago

Thank you. The Coronets would 'fight' for a place to perch - it was hilarious

remkinloch 3 years ago

Great series, lovely interaction in the first image

Stephen Wain
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Stephen Wain

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on May 9, 2018
Submitted on Jun 8, 2018

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