a 30 sec. video of White-necked Jacobin,
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Booted Racket-tail,
Andean Emerald and Buff-tailed Coronet at a Tandayapa feeder.
a good idea of the incredible activity at many feeders in Ecuador.
The original HD video has been reduced to 5 MB in size for easier
Feeder at Milpe Bird Sanctuary with Green-crowned Woodnymph, Green-crowned
Brilliant and Rufous-tailed Hummingbird.
Tom Hince snapping a picture of a Brown Inca at Tony Nunnery's home.
Bronzy Inca at Cabanas San Isidro (east slope)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, a common species on the west slope.
Andean Emerald, another widespread species.
White-tipped Sicklebill at heliconia flowers
Baron's Hermit, another visitor to heliconia flowers
White-necked Jacobin, Buenaventura Reserve
Violet-bellied Hummingbird. This and the next species are very common
at Jocotoco's Buenaventura Reserve.
male and female Green Thorntail
Long-billed Starthroat, Buenaventura Reserve
Brown Violet-ear, Buenaventura Reserve
Green-crowned Brilliant, Milpe
Booted Racket-tail. The western sub-species is very common at feeders
such as Septimo Paraiso, Bellavista, Tony Nunnery's and
Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Septimo Paraiso
male Western Emerald, Tandayapa.
following hummingbirds are found at higher elevations. Near Quito
one can gain access to good habitat at Yanacocha Reserve on
slope of Volcan Pichincha. Another excellent spot is Guango
on Ecuador's eastern slope, about 10 km below the town of
Papallacta. At higher elevations hummingbirds become more important
than insects as efficient plant pollinators.
This Viridian Metaltail was visiting a large flowering fuschia shrub at Termas de Papallacta.
Tyrian Metaltail at Guango Lodge feeders
Buff-winged Starfrontlets were common visitors to the feeders
The beautiful Rainbow Starfrontlet was only seen at Utuana Reserve in
female Ecuadorian Hillstar
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill at Yanacocha
Sapphire-vented Puffleg, a common species at Yanacocha
The feeders at Yanacocha Reserve and Guango Lodge
are great spots to see Sword-billed Hummingbirds up close.
All images © Paul D Pratt