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Male up to 21-24 cm. Fresh plumaged males with their extremely long and slender tails are unmistakable
Generally common in shrubby areas, grasslands, along hedgerows, and in gardens in the Andes. This trainbearer is one of the two main "city" hummingbirds in Quito, where it can be found even in many small gardens, even downtown. Mostly 2.500-3.800m.
This is a male
Spotted on Oct 12, 2013
Submitted on Oct 11, 2013