Blue fronted Lancebill
The Blue fronted Lancebill belongs to the Trochilidae family. It is a chunky hummingbird with a long, mostly straight bill. Males are bluish-purple forecrown and mostly black underparts are distinctive. Females lack black and has a green forecrown; they are very similar to female Green-fronted Lancebill but are smaller, have less extensive bronzy tones on the head, a bluish tail, and a lighter forecrown.
This species is typically found in middle elevation cloud forest, often near streams. In the Andean part of its range, it is only found on the east slope. Visits feeders. You can see it on our bird watching day trips in the Manu Reserved Zone.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo