Hummingbirds

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Glittering-throated Emerald Hummingbird (Amazilia fimbriata).

 

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura).

 

The Swallow-tailed and Glittering throated are the two most common hummingbird species found in Rio gardens.

 

The Swallow-tails (Tesoura, or scissors, in Portuguese) are large for hummingbirds and quite aggressive.

 

These smaller birds are quite timid and will flee at the smallest sign of danger.

 

Iridescent feathers catching the sun.

 

Hiding inside that long beak is an even longer tongue!

 

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2 comments

  1. Alex

    They are BEAUTIFUL! Good work ;)

    1. tomlemes

      Thanks Alex :)

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