birds in Peru | Marvelous Spatuletail
birds in Peru | Marvelous Spatuletail

The Best Time for Photography on Peru Tours

Peru is a land of incredible biodiversity and stunning natural beauty. From the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu to the lush rainforests of the Amazon, there is no shortage of breathtaking sights to see in this South American country. One of the most unique and captivating species found in Peru is the Marvelous Spatuletail, a hummingbird known for its vibrant colors and distinctive tail feathers. For nature photographers and bird-watchers, the Marvelous Spatuletail is a must-see on any Peru tour.

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The Marvelous Spatuletail

The Marvelous Spatuletail, is a species of hummingbird found only in northern Peru. The bird’s striking appearance is due to its iridescent blue-green head and breast, bright red throat, and four elongated tail feathers that can reach up to four inches in length. The Marvelous Spatuletail is also known for its elaborate courtship displays, during which the male bird will hover in front of a female and fan out its tail feathers.

Best Time for Photography

The best time to photograph the Marvelous Spatuletail is during the breeding season, which typically runs from December to May. During this time, the male birds are in their most colourful plumage and are more active in their courtship displays. It’s also important to note that the Marvelous Spatuletail is a very active bird and can be difficult to photograph, so it’s best to plan your Peru tour for early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the bird is most active.

Peru Tours

When planning your Peru tour, it’s important to keep in mind that the Marvelous Spatuletail is a rare and elusive species. The best way to see and photograph the bird is to book a tour with a local guide who is familiar with the Utcubamba Valley and the bird’s habits. Colourful Birding offer customized or tailor-made tours specifically designed for bird-watching and photography.

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Peru is a country of diverse landscape, culture, and wildlife. The Marvelous Spatuletail is one of the most beautiful and fascinating species found in the country. With the right timing and proper planning, it’s possible to capture the beauty of the Marvelous Spatuletail on film. For nature photographers and bird-watchers, a tailor-made Peru tour is the best way to see and photograph this unique and elusive species.

Colourful Birding invites you to discover beautiful bird gardens that can be visited and that create a space of protection for many animal species. Do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information about our bird photography travels.