Great Sapphirewing Pterophanes cyanopterus
Great Sapphirewing, Abra Calla Calla, Amazonas, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image Abra Calla Calla, Amazonas, Peru
October 2018

The Great Sapphirewing is distributed in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and northern Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in elfin forest, cloud forest and forest borders.

Great Sapphirewing, Abra Calla Calla, Amazonas, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image It is a very large hummingbird with noticeably slow wing beats. These photos are of a male. The female is rufous below.

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