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Buff-winged Starfrontlet

Coeligena lutetiae

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Large, long billed hummingbird of the high Andes from Colombia south to far northwestern Peru. Mostly green with obvious buffy wing patch, which is its best ID feature; male has a purple spot on throat, and female has a buffy throat. Found in cloud forest and elfin forest up to near tree line; typically seen in clearings and forest edge, and visits feeders in some areas.

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