Steely-vented Hummingbird Amazilia saucerottei
(aka Saucerottia saucerottei)

Colombian name: Amazilia Coliazul
Steely-vented Hummingbird, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
April 2012

The Steely-vented Hummingbird is distributed in Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua and Costa Rica as shown on Natureserve.

It is found mainly from sea-level to 1,500 metres in scrubby areas, woodland edges and gardens.

The bill is straight with a pinkish lower mandible. The undertail coverts are bluish black in colour with white edges giving a chequered look to the vent.

Steely-vented Hummingbird, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

Steely-vented Hummingbird, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
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