|Black Metaltail Metallura phoebe
|Rio Chonta, Cajamarca, Peru
The Black Metaltail is endemic to Peru where it is found in montane scrub and woodland at between 2,700 and 4,300 metres. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.
|It is the largest metaltail which is almost black apart from a greenish blue gorget (not visible in these photos) and a coppery red tail. It has a small white postocular spot and small whitish leg puffs (just visible in photo 3).|
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