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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.
Spotted on Jan 16, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013
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25 Comments (1–25)
Yes! The Pictures Look Painted On, They Are So Beautiful!
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...
Nice! Good thing they move fast... wouldn't want to accidentally sit on that. :)
Took care of it for you Susan. This is such a beautiful spotting!
I tried to changed the missions...but there is a hitch in the sys,,,if anyone can help
Beautiful, but it doesn't belong in the Nests, hives, bowers mission.
Wow! Loved the second pic.
Lovely capture Susan!
What a long beak. Very beautiful.
What a beautiful and well named hummer!
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
Wow! Incredible! The best picture of a hummingbird I've ever seen! (3rd one)
Especially like the second photo!
Amazing photo Susan...hummingbirds have got to be my favourite as they are so mesmerising and extraordinary