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Buenaventura--Upper road
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Caprimulgiformes > Trochilidae

Chestnut-breasted Coronet

Boissonneaua matthewsii

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Belligerent hummingbird of Andean cloud forest; ranges from far southwestern Colombia south to Peru. Note green upperparts and hood, chestnut breast and belly, and relatively short bill. Sexes similar. Habitually holds its wings up for a split second after perching. Often seen guarding a favorite flower patch or feeder, chasing away any other hummingbird that dares to come close.

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