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Golden-bellied Starfrontlet

Coeligena bonapartei

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Large and dazzling hummingbird found in the Andes from western Venezuela to central Colombia. Males are unmistakable: dark cap with a green forecrown, a purplish-blue throat patch, and a glittering golden belly. On females, look for a golden belly, a buffy throat with green spotting, and a long straight bill. Occurs in montane forests and edges from around 1,400 to 3,200 m; visits feeders.

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