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Black Inca

Coeligena prunellei


small black hummingbird with white around the throat


cloudforest, 2100m


I spotted this and a few other hummingbirds feeding on a giant Abutilong shrub in front of El Refugio in Chicaque Parque Natural. These were the first hummingbird photos I've ever taken and I was happy they came out good.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 11 years ago
Black Inca
Coeligena prunellei BirdForum

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28 Comments (1–25)

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 8 years ago

Thanks Desmond!

Desmond.E.S.O 8 years ago

My favorite is the third one... no doubt, awesome pics!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Thanks Sachin.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Lovely series,,

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks Jared!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 11 years ago

Brilliant timing dude, awesome pictures!!!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks namitha and Carol!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 11 years ago

Wonderful series!

namitha 11 years ago

Spectacular spotting!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks Mayra!

MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

So beautiful!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks Susan, this one was pretty cool with a cool name to go with it.

SusanEllison 11 years ago

wow I have never witness a black hummingbird in my life...great spotting Dan!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thank you Carol and Diane.

DianePlatcoBrooks 11 years ago

This species looks fairly large for a hummingbird. Fabulous series !

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

But I like the 4th photo! No, they are all great. LOL

CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago


Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks a lot Yuko and kunzah. Due to popular demand, I've changed the third pic to be the first.

YukoChartraw 11 years ago

So lovely! Love the pics #2 & 3!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Third shot is awesome!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

That's the one, thanks for the ID Liam.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Thanks a lot everyone! rubens, I'm not sure about the ID suggestion either, I will wait for confirmation.

rutasandinas 11 years ago

Fantasticas muy bellas series

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Wow great series :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 years ago

Photos 3 and 4 are awesome. Congrats.

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Cundinamarca, Colombia

Spotted on Nov 21, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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