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Tourmaline Sunangel

Heliangelus exortis


iridescent red throat and bluish/light green iridescent body


cloudforest, 2400m


I spotted this near a hummingbird feeder in Acaime natural reserve in the Cocora Valley.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Liam 8 years ago
Velvet-purple Coronet
Boissonneaua jardini BirdForum
Tourmaline Sunangel (Male) - Ángel Gorgiturmalina
Heliangelus exortis Tourmaline Sunangel photo: A male on a branch | the Internet Bird Collection

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dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks again Alejandra!

Beautiful pic, Dan!!

dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks a lot Kunzah, glad to see you back. I knew it was just a matter of time.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Great spotting, Dan. Love the second shot especially.

PS - look who got her account back!

dandoucette 8 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion Liam, but I'm not sure it's that either. This one has a green iridescent patch on its head, not as purple as your suggestion and also has the red throat I don't see in the Velvet -purple coronet. Thanks Keith and Stian. I wish I had 2400mm for my camera Jack!

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 8 years ago

I thought it said "2400mm" for a second lol

Liam 8 years ago

Not 100% certain, but fairly sure this is a Velvet-purple Coronet.

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 8 years ago

Beautiful pictures Dan!

keithp2012 8 years ago


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Quindío, Colombia

Spotted on Dec 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 20, 2013

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