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Speckled Hummingbird (Female)

Adelomyia melanogenys


The Speckled Hummingbird shows a light rufous color as a female, however, the male counterpart consists of various green speckles. it measured around 5cm, which is pretty small for a bird, awesome! When I spotted it in the garden it caught my attention inmediatly, I have never seen a hummingbird that small, it has been sightened several times and people in Colombia refer it as the ¨Mosquito Hummingbird¨




Seriously, it was really small! I thought it was a bumblebee at first sight. Spotted at the Jose Celestino Mutis Botanic Garden.

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Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 9 years ago

Also, The species of flowers in there are Anigozanthos flavida, there were yellow and red variations of it.

Nimbid Ditavi
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Nimbid Ditavi

Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

Spotted on May 26, 2013
Submitted on May 28, 2013

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