Colombia Wild Hummingbirds

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INTRO

If you like Hummingbirds, you will definitely like Colombia.

Colombia its a remarkable country for Birding and Wildlife photography, but its especially good if you are after hummingbirds.

With 73 endemic bird species, 8 of which are hummingbirds.
Ranging from little hummingbirds with nests the size of a thimble to long-tailed wonders, with names as colorful as the birds themselves, like Tourmaline Sunangel, Violet-tailed Sylph, Shining Sunbeam and Rainbow-bearded Thornbill. You can find hummingbirds everywhere, in national parks, botanical gardens, eco-lodges and private yards.

It’s remarkable how species like the Green-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) can be found at Paramo above the 4500 meter where temperatures can drop below freezing point, and the air is very thin. Since its hard to breathe at those elevations, these hummingbirds will not fly as much and will instead hop from flower to flower, searching for small insects.

With Fundación Rapaces de Costa Rica we decided to explore a small part of the territory, and we travel the country between the cities of Pereria, Manizales, Cali, and Medellin. These brought us through Paramo, Cloud forests, Rainforests and everything in between, with endless photography opportunities along the way

In this story, you can find images of some of Colombia’s most beautiful species of Hummingbirds. But you should really go out there and see this in person.

In the words of Ibn Battuta

The experience will leave you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

Chris Jimenez – TakeMeToTheWild

A flash of harmless lightning, A mist of rainbow dyes, The burnished sunbeams brightening, from flower to flower he flies.

John B. Tabb

 

Colombia Wild, Hummingbirds galore.

white-booted racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) in flight under the morning light at Colombia
Buffy helmetcrest (Oxypogon stubelii) extending its tail at the Highlands of Colombia, Manizales
Buffy helmetcrest (Oxypogon stubelii) flying between frailejones at the Highlands of Colombia, Manizales
Buffy helmetcrest (Oxypogon stubelii) perched, under the morning light at the Highlands of Colombia, Manizales
Rainbow-bearbed thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani) perched on a mossy branch at the highlands of Colombia, Manizales #colombia #hummingbirds #hummingbirdsofinstragram #your_best_birds #birdfreaks #birdextreme #bns_birds #birdingphotography #nuts_about_birds #anythingfeathered #ig_birdwatchers #allmightybirds #pocket_birds #birdsofinstagram #birdselite #birdphoto #birdproshots #birdsplanet #chasing_feathers #feather_perfection #king_birds #animazing_birds #igclubbirds #bird_lovers_daily #_birds_world #ig_bestbird #instabirds #bd_birds #birdphotography #best_birds_of_ig
White-booted racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) in flight under the morning light at Colombia
White Bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant) male in flight, feedin from flowers at the rainforest of Manizales, Colombia
Buff Tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens) perched on a branch over flowers at Manizales, Colombia
Fawn Breasted Brilliant (Heliodoxa rubinoides) perched on a branch perched on a branch in a flower field at Manizales, Colombia
Shining Sunbeam (Aglaeactis cupripennis) perched on a leaf at the highlands of Colombia, Manizales
Rainbow-bearbed thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani) perched on a mossy branch at the highlands of Colombia, Manizales
Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata) in flight at the at Manizales Colobia
Violet Tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis) juvenile, perched on a branch at Cali, Colombia
Rainbow-bearbed thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani) perched on a mossy branch at the highlands of Colombia, Manizales

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LOCATION

Pereira, Manizales, Cali and Medellin are great locations for hummingbird photography, with lots of national parks and reserves.

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