Rufous-crested Coquette.

Image Credit: © Jean Paul Perret
The rufous-crested coquette (Lophornis delattrei) is a rare hummingbird found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru.
The male has a characteristic orange crest which make this little bird quite special.
I had to wait quite some time until I was able to have a proper picture of this little bird: they are very small, fast and other bigger species of hummingbirds tend to chase him away.
I took this picture in northern Peru, close to the town of Moyobamba.

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My name is Rod Parham, Hot Metal Compositor. I was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1947. Single with two children and a grandson. I Love History, Movies and Words.

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