a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The hummingbirds are one of the most diverse and most beautiful groups of birds in the world...
Colibri coruscans, 'Sparkling Violetear' (Manu Paradise Lodge, Peru).
Amazilia viridicauda, 'Green and White Hummingbird' (Machu Picchu, Peru).
Adelomyia melanogenys, 'Speckled Hummingbird' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecuador). Widespread in the mountain rainforests of South America.
Heliodoxa leadbeateri, 'Violet-fronted Brilliant', (Manu Paradise Lodge, Peru).
Coeligena torquata, 'Collared Inca' (Bellavista Lodge, Ecuador). Lives in mountain rainforest of South America.
Aglaiocercus kingii, 'Long-tailed Sylph'. Found in mountain rainforest. (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).
Heliangelus amethysticollis, 'Amethyst-throated Sunangel'. Found in mountain rainforest. (Wayqecha Lodge, Peru).
Heliangelus strophianus, 'Gorgeted Sunangel', (Bellavista Cloud Forest Lodge, Ecuador). Found in rainforest on western slopes of Andes, Ecuador and Columbia.
Ocreatus addae, 'Rufous-Booted Racket-tail' (Manu Paradise Lodge, Peru).
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.