collared inca birds
collared inca birds

Collared Inca

Coeligena torquata

Collared Inca belongs to the Trochilidae family. Large hummingbird with striking white flashes in tail. Chest patch is usually white, but some populations are rufous. Otherwise mostly dark green, almost black, with iridescent crown varying from purple to green. Females similar to males but slightly duller. Fairly common at fairly high elevations, mostly above 2,000 m, within or at edges of cloud forest. Often seen feeding at roadside flowers. Visits feeders.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo