Amethyst throated Sunangel

Heliangelus amethysticollis

Amethyst throated sunangel belongs to the family Trochilidae, and has four subspecies. One of them is the medium-sized hummingbird that exists in western Venezuela and Bolivia. There is some variation throughout range. For example, while males have a purple throat and a conspicuous buffy or white band across the upper chest, females have buffy throat, sometimes with a little bit of purple in the center.

Like other sunangels, this species holds wings up for a second or two after it lands. Moreover, it exists in and around humid forests from 1,900 to 2,700 m. You can enjoy it on luxury photography tours.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo