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Long-tailed Sylph

Aglaiocercus kingi


small iridescent green hummingbird with extremely long tail


cloudforest, 2400m


I spotted this at Acaime natural reserve in the Cocora Valley. There was a small farm/guesthouse that had a few hummingbird feeders up. A friend and I arrived there just as it began to rain heavily. We stayed for a while getting pics of the hummingbirds and it was still raining when we left.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 7 years ago
Long-tailed Sylph
Aglaiocercus kingi A bird in a branch. | the Internet Bird Collection

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dandoucette 7 years ago

Thanks bayucca. I have another photo that shows the light green iridescent patch on its forehead, so I'm pretty sure it is your suggestion.

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Quindío, Colombia

Spotted on Dec 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 6, 2013

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