Many spotted Hummingbird

Elliotomyia chionogaster

The Many spotted Hummingbird is a member of the Trochilidae family and is found on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. This species prefers humid forests and subtropical forests at elevations ranging from 400 to 1500 meters above sea level, but can also be found at higher elevations up to 2800 meters in Peru. The Many-spotted Hummingbird has a black, semi-curved bill that is 2.3 cm in length and measures between 10.5 and 11.4 cm in length. The upper part of its plumage is grass green to coppery, while the lower part is white with many green spots on the chest and belly, except in females where it is less intense. Its tail is bluish-green with gray tips. You can spot this species on our bird photography tours in the Manu Reserved Zone.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo