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Pictures from Hummingbirds in the Manú National Park, Peruvian Amazon: Rufous crested Coquette, Sparkling Violet Ear, and Golden tailed Sapphire.

Rufous crested Coquette, Peru.
Male Rufous crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei), hummingbirds  in the Manú National Park, Peruvian Amazon.
French: Coquette de Delattre - German: Zierelfe - Spanish: Coqueta Crestirrufa.

Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds. They can fly at speeds exceeding 54 km/h (34 mph). They drink nectar - a sweet liquid inside certain flowers -and tree sap. They can also catch and eat insects in flight. Hummingbirds can fly right, left, up, down, backwards, even upside down. They must feed every 10 minutes or so all day, and they may consume 2/3 of their body weight in a single day.

The rufous-crested coquette is a species of hummingbird. It is highly vocal and territorial.


Sparkling Violet Ear (Colibri coruscans), hummingbirds in the Manú National Park, Peruvian Amazon.
French: Colibri anaïs  - German: Großer Veilchenohrkolibri  - Spanish: Colibrí Rutilante.

The sparkling violet ear is a species of hummingbird of the genus Colibri. It is widespread in highlands of northern and western South America.

Sparkling violet-ears live near coniferous or evergreen eucalyptus forests, gardens, and plains areas.

Golden tailed Sapphire, hummingbird in Peru
Golden tailed Sapphire (Chrysuronia oenone), hummingbirds in the Manú National Park, Peruvian Amazon.

French: Saphir oenone - German: Bronzeschwanz-Saphirkolibri  - Spanish: Zafiro Colidorado.

The Golden-tailed Sapphire is a species of hummingbird (Subfamily Trochilinae).


 

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