Andean Emerald (Amazilia franciae)

This is a medium-sized hummingbird that can be found in South America, specifically in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Males have a violet crown, while females have a green crown. It has iridescent plumage, like many other hummer species, which changes the color depending on the view angle and the angle of the light that bounces off it, giving away colors that look metallic and intense. In general it is green on the back and sides, white on the belly, chest and throat, and coppery in the upper tail. The bill is black, mostly straight and thin. The wings are brown, but glow blue when iridescent.

Andean Emerald - Amazilia franciae - Amazilia Andina (2)

A small hummingbird with violet head and white belly. It also shows green and light blue coloration on the flanks.

Andean Emerald - Amazilia franciae - Amazilia Andina (3)

The white belly distinguishes this species very well from most other hummingbirds. The beak is mostly straight and black.

Andean Emerald - Amazilia franciae - Amazilia Andina

With the right light, some red and yellow reflect off the back of this hummingbird.

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