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Booted Racket tail

Ocreatus underwoodii

Description:

Male 11.5 - 12 cm, ultra distinctive, with very long and deeply forked tail whose outer feathers and reduced and end in unmistakable large rackets. Otherwise mostly green, glittering on throat, with leg puffs that are white on the west slope. The wonderful racket tail has become a spectacular feature of many feeder set ups.

Habitat:

Fairly common in foothill and subtropical forest and borders, as well as in adjacent gardens and shrubby clearings, on both slopes of the Andes.

Notes:

This is a male, this photo was taken in Bellavista Reserve at Ecoroute Paseo del Quinde.

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2 Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 9 years ago

beautiful !

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

What a beautiful bird!

sandyespinosaf
Spotted by
sandyespinosaf

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

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

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