Violet fronted Brilliant

Heliodoxa leadbeateri

Violet fronted Brilliant belongs to the Trochilidae family. Chunky, stout-billed hummingbird of mid-elevation cloud forest. Plumage is mostly glittering emerald-green. Male has blue or violet forehead and iridescent green throat that appears dark from most angles. Female has white scaling on underparts and white mustache stripe. Young birds may have a coppery tinge on face and throat. Usually found alone inside forest or at forest edge; visits feeders in some areas. You can find it in our tours to the Manu National Park.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo