Chestnut breasted Coronet

Boissonneaua matthewsii

The Chestnut-breasted Coronet is a hummingbird from the Trochilidae family. It is a territorial bird found in the Andean cloud forest, ranging from southwestern Colombia to Peru. Both males and females have green upperparts and hoods, chestnut-colored breasts and bellies, and relatively short bills.

This bird habitually holds its wings up for a split second after perching, and it is often seen guarding a favorite flower patch or feeder, chasing away any other hummingbird that comes too close. You can observe this bird on the Manu Reserved Zone tour.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo