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Ecuadorian Hillstar

Oreotrochilus chimborazo


Locally fairly common in shrubby páramo, particularly along quebradas and in rocky areas in the Ecuadorian Andes. Recorded 3.600-4.600 m, but mainly 3.800-4.400 m; occurs on all of Ecuador´s major volcanoes. The species is almost an Ecuadorian endemic.


This photo was taken in Illinizas Ecological Reserve. This is a female

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Cotopaxi, Ecuador

Spotted on Oct 14, 2013
Submitted on Oct 13, 2013

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