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Velvet-purple Coronet

Boissonneaua jardini

Description:

The Velvet-purple Coronet is an endemic hummingbird to the Chocó cloud forest of NW Ecuador and Colombia. This specimen was photographed at the feeding station of Reserva Las Gralarias, Mindo, Ecuador.

Habitat:

Chocó cloud forest, forest edge

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11 Comments

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

Perfect photo! I would like to invite you to my new mission for Ecuador's birds: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4508...

vivianpoma
vivianpoma 8 years ago

Magnífico, realmente hermoso!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Beautiful..

SteveWaldron
SteveWaldron 8 years ago

Yes, these are amazing birds! I've never seen so many colors on single animal. You can tell the coronets from other cloud forest hummingbirds in that they hold their wings back when they land on a branch. You can see this in the fourth picture in the series. Reminds me of an avian gymnast "sticking its landing". LOL

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Awesome !

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

SteveWaldron
SteveWaldron 8 years ago

Thanks friends! They are impossibly beautiful birds and I encourage you to see them yourself. I met this guy at Reserva Las Gralarias, Ecuador.

Wonderful !

harsuame
harsuame 8 years ago

Fantástico::

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Wow! Stunning!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

Love this pic Steve, Awesome Bro!

SteveWaldron
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SteveWaldron

Mindo, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Jun 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 4, 2013

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