Chestnut breasted Coronet

Boissonneaua matthewsii

Chestnut breasted Coronet belongs to the Trochilidae family. Belligerent hummingbird of Andean cloud forest; ranges from far southwestern Colombia south to Peru. Note green upperparts and hood, chestnut breast and belly, and relatively short bill. Sexes similar.

Habitually holds its wings up for a split second after perching. Often seen guarding a favorite flower patch or feeder, chasing away any other hummingbird that dares to come close. You can enjoy it on the Manu Reserved Zone tour.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo