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Golden-breasted Puffleg

Eriocnemis mosquera

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A fairly large hummingbird of high-elevation forest in the Andes in Colombia and Ecuador. Mostly green with an obvious golden sheen on the breast and white puffs on each leg. Long forked tail is greenish-bronze (not blackish or bluish). Sexes alike. Occurs from around 3,000–3,600 m, where it can be found in forest and edges. Visits feeders.

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