Violet fronted Brilliant

Heliodoxa leadbeateri

The Violet fronted Brilliant is a type of hummingbird from the Trochilidae family. It is a sturdy bird found in mid-elevation cloud forests. Its feathers are mostly sparkling emerald-green with a male having a blue or violet forehead and an iridescent green throat that appears dark in most angles. Females have white scaling on their underparts and a white mustache stripe, while young birds may have a coppery tinge on their face and throat. They are usually seen alone in the forest or at the forest’s edge and may visit feeders in some areas. Our tours to the Manu National Park offer the opportunity to see this bird.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo