Giant Hummingbird, Ecuador

Giant Hummingbird
Tambo Condor, Ecuador   –   October 18, 2022
— Ralph Paonessa
Canon EOS R5   *   RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM   *   ISO 12800   *   1/250 sec @ f/8

The Giant Hummingbird is fairly plain by hummingbird standards, but is the largest hummingbird in the world. It favors high elevations where it is common in people's gardens.

It is comparable in size to a European Starling. It's wing beats are much slower than the "humming" of smaller hummingbirds, but it still easily hovers in place and is attracted to sugar water feeders.

Photo ID: 20221018-815-Enhanced-NR