After leaving the oxbow lake, we had a couple hours to eat lunch and hang out around Amazonia Lodge before we had to leave for Pilcopata, where we spent the night.
One of the hummingbirds that is regular at the Amazonia Lodge feeders but we missed the previous day was this one, the Rufous-crested Coquette. We saw three of them, including a male, but only the female perched for photos.
small hummingbird seen on edge of high jungle at the Wakanki Orquideario in Moyobamba, San Martin, Peru. Dark green throat. Orange crest with dark tips.Lighter green/yellow body.
At the Wakanki Qrquidiario just outside Moyobamba in the high jungle (Alta Selva) of Peru, there is a colibri garden at the back where there are a huge number of hummingbirds feeding from natural flowers and feeders. This is just one I saw there.
Male seen in the early morning.
Lophornis is a genus of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. These are all tiny birds, ranking among the smallest hummingbirds. No species exceeds 9 centimetres (3.5 in) and most are under 7.5 centimetres (3.0 in) in total length. The male coquettes are noted from their outlandish, colorful crests and markings, the females being more subdued. It contains the following ten species: