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sword billed hummingbird

Ensifera ensifera

Description:

spotted at Guango lodge near papallarta. a species of hummingbird from South America and the sole member of the genus Ensifera. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Since the Sword-billed Hummingbird's beak is very long, it grooms itself with its feet. From base of the bill to the tail tip, this species averages 14 cm (5.5 in) in length, not counting the 10 cm (4 in)+ bill. This hummingbird weighs about 10–15 g (0.35–0.53 oz) and is one of the largest species of hummingbirds.

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25 Comments (1–25)

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

Yes! The Pictures Look Painted On, They Are So Beautiful!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

I cannot believe the quality of these photos! I would love to invite you to my new mission for Ecuador's birds: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4508...

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanke Telse

Telse
Telse 7 years ago

Nice! Good thing they move fast... wouldn't want to accidentally sit on that. :)

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Maria

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Leuba

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Cindy

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

Thanks Rieko

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Satyen

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Leana

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Ava

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Took care of it for you Susan. This is such a beautiful spotting!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

Ava,
I tried to changed the missions...but there is a hitch in the sys,,,if anyone can help

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Beautiful, but it doesn't belong in the Nests, hives, bowers mission.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Wow! Loved the second pic.

Lovely capture Susan!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

What a long beak. Very beautiful.

What a beautiful and well named hummer!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

great shots of an amazing bird - well done Susan !! Thanks for the information too -yes, was wondering about the grooming - wouldn't want to skewer yourself, would you ? eyes look huge

AndresDuarte
AndresDuarte 7 years ago

Wow! Incredible! The best picture of a hummingbird I've ever seen! (3rd one)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Especially like the second photo!

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

Thanks Ismael

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 7 years ago

thanks Debbie

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

excelent

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Amazing photo Susan...hummingbirds have got to be my favourite as they are so mesmerising and extraordinary

SusanEllison
Spotted by
SusanEllison

Mindo, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Jan 16, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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