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Picaflor Gigante - Pingara

Patagona gigas


The Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) is the largest member of the hummingbird family, weighing 18-24 g (6/10 - 8/10 of an ounce) and measuring approximately 21.5 cm (8½ in) in length.[2] This is approximately the length same length as a European Starling or a Northern Cardinal, though the Giant Hummingbird is considerably lighter due to its more slender build and fairly long bill. It is the only member of the genus Patagona


Argentina; Bolivia; Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru. The Giant Hummingbird is found in rather arid open woodland and scrub between 2,000 and 4,300 meters (6,500-14,100 feet) above sea level in the Andes of South America, from far south-western Colombia to central Chile and Argentina

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Olmué, V Región de Valparaíso, Chile

Spotted on Dec 10, 2010
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