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Great Sapphirewing  

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Alternate name
Pterophanes cyanopterus Scientific name
Trochiliformes Order
Trochilidae      Family
15.5-17.5 cm Length
Tropical moist montanes, between 2,600 & 3,700m. Found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2 White eggs Clutch
Nectar & insects Food  
2004  World Number
Least Concern Status

Photo by Dubi Shapiro (PBase) all rights reserved

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Great Sapphirewing Andrew Spencer Ecuador Yanacocha reserve, Pichincha calls XC62335

Great Sapphirewing, subadult male

view photos Photo March 29, 2007 by Michael Woodruff all rights reserved

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Great Sapphirewing

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