The Collared Inca is a type of hummingbird from the Trochilidae family. It has a large body with a blackish-green color and a shimmering crown that ranges from green to purple. Its chest patch is typically white, but in some groups, it may be rufous. The tail features prominent white spots, which make it easy to identify. Females have a similar appearance to males, but they have less vibrant colors. This bird is commonly found at high elevations, particularly above 2,000 meters, in cloud forests or near their borders. They often feed on flowers near roads and are also known to visit feeders. You can observe it during our tours in the Manu National Park.
Photo: Alfredo Cornejo