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Purple-bibbed Whitetip

Urosticte benjamini

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Scarce hummingbird found in cloud forest along the west slope of the Andes. Both sexes are mostly green with a short, white line behind eye. Male has prominent purple throat patch and white tips to the inner tail feathers that combine to form a large round spot. Female is spangled green and white below with white tips to the outer tail feathers. Feeds at a variety of flowers from understory to canopy, and regularly visits feeders.

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