Tumbes Hummingbird Leucippus baeri
Tumbes Hummingbird, Caparri, Lambayeque, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image Chaparri, Lambayeque,Peru
October 2018

The Tumbes Hummingbird is restricted to the Tumbes region of Ecuador and Peru. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in arid scrub and dry forest at below 1,000 metres.

Tumbes Hummingbird, Caparri, Lambayeque, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image It is a drab hummingbird with plain underparts and an unspotted throat. There is a white spot behind the eye. It is smaller than the similar Spot-throated Hummingbird L. taczanowskii with a dark band across the end of the tail and white spots at the tip.

Gustave-Adolphe Baer was a French naturalist who collected in Brazil and Peru in the 19th century.

Tumbes Hummingbird, Caparri, Lambayeque, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image
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