Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Ecuador

Buff-winged Starfrontlet
Yanacocha Reserve, Ecuador   –   August 26, 2006
Canon EOS-1D Mark II   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 800   *   1/800 sec @ f/5.6

The buff wing patches of this male Buff-winged Starfrontlet are clearly seen here, along with the characteristic long straight bill. This high-altitude hummer also has a distinctive squeak call to announce its arrival.

This bird was perched at 11,000 feet in soft natural light, and highlighted with fill flash.

Photo ID: 20060826-3225

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