MY COLLECTION OF
PHOTOS

Long-tailed Sylph

Click photo to enlarge

Long-tailed Sylph standing on a branch at Río Blanco Reserva Natural in Caldas, Colombia.

Striking hummingbird with an extremely long tail. The Male is mostly emerald green with a blue-green throat and long forked tail. The Female is much different, with a shorter tail, spotted throat, buffy belly, and short white moustache stripe. Primarily found on the east slope of the Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia, in foothills and subtropical zones from 1,200–2,500 m. Occurs within cloud forest and at edges; visits feeders. Male is superficially similar to trainbearers but notes different habitats.

Like it? Share it!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
OTHER
TRANSLATIONS
CAMERA
EQUIPMENT
CAMERA
SETTINGS