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Peruvian Piedtail

Phlogophilus harterti

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Small hummingbird found in montane forest, especially on outlying ridges of the Andes. Green above with orange sides and a white belly that extends onto the sides of its neck; it gets its name from its bold black-and-white striped tail pattern, which is especially visible in flight. Forages in the understory of dense mossy forest.

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