Booted Racket-tails facing off, Ecuador

Booted Racket-tails facing off

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Booted Racket-tails facing off
Tandayapa, Ecuador   –   September 28, 2013
Canon EOS 7D   *   EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM   *   ISO 200   *   1/200 sec @ f/18

Booted Racket-tails are some of the best hummingbirds! These two tiny males are engaged in a territorial display, flaring their puffy white "boots" and spreading their tails in an attempt to look bigger and more intimidating near a feeder.

Beautiful little hummingbirds are really quite pugnacious and willing to tangle with a competitor.

Photo ID: 20130928-2072