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Fawn breasted Brilliant Hummingbird

Heliodoxa rubinoides


The Fawn-breasted Brilliant is a medium sized hummingbird, and is mostly cinnamon below with a small pink throat patch; the pink throat may be reduced on the female, however.


Most species of brilliant occupy humid mountain forests, and Fawn-breasted Brilliant is no exception; it occurs in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. These hummingbirds usually are solitary and spend the majority of their time in the lower to mid levels of cloud forest interior, although they sometimes venture to shaded forest borders or open habitats. Photo taken at San Jorge de Milpe Orchid & Bird Reserve which is in the Western Upper Tropical Rainforest near Mindo (3,280 ft. o.s.l). The area is dominated by broad-leaved trees that form a dense upper canopy (layer of foliage) and contain an amazing diverse array of vegetation


It is native to South America, where it occurs in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru Male is photo#1, female #2

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Stephen Wain
Stephen Wain 7 months ago

Thank you Ashley, I'm honoured that it's been nominated

AshleyT 7 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Lat: -0.16, Long: -78.47

Spotted on May 9, 2018
Submitted on Jun 13, 2018

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