Bird Families

Royal Nymph / Heliangelus regalis

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The water murmurs - the nymph chatters.

Once upon a time, there was a lovely Naiad Lala in Ancient Greece. She combed her curls, laughed, splashed water from her spring in passers-by and chattered incessantly.

This vice of the beauty was struggling to curb her father, the deity of the Almon River (but where there).

Lala was impressed by everything, and everything that impressed her - she immediately retold the bushes, flowers, streams and every passer-by. So somehow Lala found out that Zeus gave Olympic attention to her distant relative Yuturna, lymph (these are the nymphs who take care of fresh water) from another source.

The impression was so great that Lala already had a headache. What to do, I had to tell this too. Yes, not to anyone, but to Hera herself to heighten the effect.

And then the story turned in an unexpected way and instead of the usual revenge of Hera turned into the revenge of Zeus. The fact is that Yuturna was not given to Zeus, which pretty ruined the mood of the Thunderer. And then there was a wife with problems, and little Lala was to blame for everything.

Without thinking twice, Zeus visited the talkative naiad and tore out her tongue (so that it was discouraging), and ordered Hermes to escort her to Hades (to be sure).

Hermes, however, from the very birth was a noble rogue and arrogant. Having seen enough of the mute naiad (which probably only made her dignity more beautiful), he changed his mind to carry out his father's instructions. And why?

Having hidden Lala well (and modestly rejoicing that she would not be able to blur out the place to anyone) in the forest, he arranged his leisure time in a favorable way.

Lala gave birth to two children from Hermes - lar, domestic gods.

The moral of a fairy tale is transparent, like water from a spring - and everything about rumors is out loud.

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List of birds of Ecuador Part 2 Non-passerines (Hummingbirds)

The second part of the list features hummingbirds that I photographed in Ecuador.
Part 1 Non-passerines (except hummingbirds) are presented here.
Part 3 Passerines (from Pechniks to Drozdy) is presented here.
Part 4 Passerines (from Deer to Cardinals) is presented here.
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43 (621) Blue-tailed solar hummingbird (White-whiskered Hermit, Phaethornis yaruqui)

On September 18 and 19, they ate at the feeders of the Guango Lodge (Papallacta, eastern Andes).


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(Stripe-throated Hermit, Phaethornis striigularis subrufescens)

On September 09 we met at a forest feeder in San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge. Without photo.
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44 (622) Hummingbird Jacobin (White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora mellivora)

On September 8, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge.


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45 (623) Brown hummingbird (Brown Violetear, Colibri delphinae)

On September 7, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge.


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46 (624) Tiny hummingbird (Green Violetear, Colibri thalassinus cyanotus)

On September 7, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge.


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47 (625) Sparkling Violetear, Colibri coruscans coruscans)

On 05 September we observed a bird near a hotel in Quito (Hotel Antinea, Quito) and at feeders in San Jorge de Quito. One of the two most common hummingbird species in Quito.
On 06 September we saw many birds at the feeders in Nono.


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48 (626) Green Thorntail Hummingbird Discosura conversii)

Synonym: Popelairia conversii.

On September 09, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge.

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Female

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49 (627) Green-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania fannyi verticeps)

Crested Woodnymph (Crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica verticeps)

Note - more recently, several species of crested thaluraniums were brought together into one. Here is the link:
Emerald-bellied Woodnymph Thalurania hypochlora and Green-crowned Woodnymph T. fannyi are considered conspecific with Violet-crowned Woodnymph T. colombica, which becomes Crowned Woodnymph (SACC 137, 558)
I named this bird - Crested Talurania (05/27/2014)

On September 8, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge.

Female

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50 (628) Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl jucunda)

Synonym: Brown-tailed amazilia.

On September 7, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge.
On September 8, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge.
09 September a few at the feeders in Restaurante Mirador Rio Blanco (San Miguel de los Bancos)


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51 (629) Andean Amazon (Andean Emerald, Amazilia franciae viridiceps)

On September 7, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge.


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52 (630) Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Heliodoxa rubinoides aequatorialis)

On September 7, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge.


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53 (631) Green-crowned Brilliant, Heliodoxa jacula jamersoni)

On September 8, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Milpe Eco-Lodge.

Female

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54 (632) Buff-tailed Coronet, Boissonneaua flavescens tinochlora)

Synonym: Pale-tailed crowned hummingbird.

On September 7, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge.
On September 18 and 19, they ate at the feeders of the Guango Lodge (Papallacta, eastern Andes).


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55 (633) Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Boissonneaua matthewsii)

Synonym: Chestnut-breasted crowned hummingbird.

On September 18 and 19, they ate at the feeders of Guango Lodge (Papallacta, eastern Andes).


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56 (534) Pink sunbeam (Shining Sunbeam, Aglaeactis cupripennis cupripennis)

On September 05 we met at the feeding troughs in San Jorge de Quito.


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57 (635) Mountain hummingbird (Mountain Velvetbreast, Lafresnaya lafresnayi saul)

Seen at the feeding troughs in Nono on 06 September.


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AND Collared Inca, Coeligena torquata fulgidigula)

On September 8, we met at Bellavista.

B Collared Inca (Collared Inca, Coeligena torquata torquata)

On September 18 and 19, they ate at the feeders of Guango Lodge (Papallacta, eastern Andes).


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59 (637) Inca hummingbird (Buff-winged Starfrontlet, Coeligena lutetiae)

On September 18 and 19, they ate at the feeders of Guango Lodge (Papallacta, eastern Andes).

Male

Female

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60 (638) Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera)

On 18 and 19 September, several birds at the feeders of Guango Lodge (Papallacta, eastern Andes).

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Female

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61 (639) Blue-winged hummingbird (Great Sapphirewing, Pterophanes cyanopterus peruvianus)

On September 06 we met on the way from Quito to Nono.


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62 (640) Gray-bellied nymph (Gorgeted Sunangel, Heliangelus strophianus)

On September 08, we met at Bellavista.


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63 (641) Tourmaline Sunangel, Heliangelus exortis)

On September 18 and 19, they ate at the feeders of Guango Lodge (Papallacta, eastern Andes).

Male

Female

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Blue-faced Erion (Sapphire-vented Puffleg, Eriocnemis luciani)

On September 06 we met on the way from Quito to Nono. Without photo.
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64 (642) Benjamin's hummingbird (Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Urosticte benjamini)

On September 7, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge.


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65 (643) Underwood's bannerman (Booted Racket-tail, Ocreatus underwoodii melanantherus)

On September 7, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge.


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66 (644) Black-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia victoriae victoriae)

On 05 September we observed a bird near a hotel in Quito (Hotel Antinea, Quito) and at feeders in San Jorge de Quito. One of the two most common hummingbird species in Quito, a bird bathing in a city fountain has been observed.

Male


Female

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67 (645) Green-tailed Trainbearer Lesbia nuna gracilis)

Seen at the feeding troughs in Nono on 06 September.


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68 (646) Emerald-throated metallurgy (Tyrian Metaltail, Metallura tyrianthina tyrianthina)

On September 05 we met at the feeding troughs in San Jorge de Quito.

Male

Female

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69 (647) Long-tailed Sylph, Aglaiocercus kingii mocoa)

On September 18 and 19, they ate at the feeders of Guango Lodge (Papallacta, eastern Andes).

Male

Female

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70 (648) Philodis Mitchell (Purple-throated Woodstar, Calliphlox mitchellii)

Synonym: Philodice mitchellii.

On September 7, we ate on troughs in San Jorge de Tandayapa Eco-Lodge.

Male

Female

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71 (649) White-bellied Woodstar, Chaetocercus mulsant)

Synonym: Razor-tailed pygmy elf

05 September are numerous at the feeders in San Jorge de Quito.
On September 18 and 19, they ate at the feeders of the Guango Lodge (Papallacta, eastern Andes).

Male

Female

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