Glowing Puffleg, Ecuador

Glowing Puffleg

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Glowing Puffleg
Guango, Ecuador   –   August 19, 2006
Canon EOS 5D   *   EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM +2.0x   *   ISO 250   *   1/200 sec @ f/13

The high-altitude Glowing Puffleg is one of my favorite hummers, but uncommon at lodge feeders and hard to photograph. There are many kinds of pufflegs in Ecuador, hummingbirds characterized by the fluffy white feathers around their feet. When displaying to another bird, they can flare these out in a striking display.

Photo ID: 20060819-2433