Thursday, May 19, 2022

Brown Inca

The brown inca is a Choco-endemic hummingbird found in the cloud forests on the western side of the Andes in Ecuador and Colombia. 

The upperparts are bronze; a greenish-olive lower back; a bronze forked tail; dull brown underparts; a white patch on each side of the breast; a white spot behind the eye; and an amethyst throat or gorget which is usually difficult to see. eBird has 11,245 observations, but only 600 of them with photos. I saw one at Amargus Preserve in Mashpi, Ecuador. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks like the poor cousin compared to the other hummingbirds that are decked out in their jewel-tones.