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Colorful Puffleg

Eriocnemis mirabilis

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Rare hummingbird known only from a tiny area of Colombia’s western Andes west of Popayán. Adult male is iridescent green with a blue belly, red vent, and white leg puffs. Female and young male are duller and often look all dark in the field apart from the leg puffs and white spot behind eye. Inhabits relatively undisturbed cloud forest and usually feeds at low levels.

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