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Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys) | by Frank Shufelt
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Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys)

The speckled hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys) is found in the Andes at altitudes from 1,300 to 2,500 meters (4,200 to 8,000 feet) in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina. It's a small hummingbird at about 9 cm (3.6 inches in length. The sexes are alike. They forage alone for nectar and small insects at low levels within wet, humid forests.


This image was taken at about 2,200 meters (6,700 feet) near Manizales, Caldas, Colombia, May 16, 2015.


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Taken on May 16, 2015