Rainbow-bearded Thornbill-Métallure Arc-en-ciel-Chalcostigma herrani

Hummingbirds are one of the largest New World families of birds with over 350 species recognized, is only available from Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego.With the highest concentration in the tropics. Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela have the highest diversity of hummingbirds.

With their tiny size and rapid, insectlike flight, hummingbirds might appear to be impossible to study.

The experienced birders know that with patience, many details can be observed.

Hummingbirds are very territorial and often return to favored perch, Allowing close inspection and even views through a scope.

Birds hovering at feeders or other nectar sources present the best opportunities to study tail patterns, as well as head and bill details.

The structure of a hummingbirds appears quite different from other species of birds.

Rainbow-bearded Thornbill is a species of hummingbird in the family Throchilidae and the order of Apodiformes.

Short-billed hummingbird of the High-Andes, male has a narrow, multicolored throat patch that can appear dark until it catches the light just right and explode.

The approximate size of these bird is 10 or 12 cm, the males can weigh 6.6 gr, while females do not exceed 5.5 gr, is one of the largest hummingbirds of the genus Chalcostigma.

Its plumage is bronze-brown, with a reddish crown and a forked blue-and-black tail with white-swept tips. The male has a bluish-green lower mandible base and a reddish golden neck.

It is natural habitat is Subtropical or Tropicla High-Altitude grassland