Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)

A large and brilliantly green species that visits feeders and gardens in its range in Ecuador.

Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)

Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)

Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)

Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix)
Violet-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis) feeding while the empress brillian is on its way in to get some more. There is frequently fierce fights around these flowers and feeders, where either size or impudence will grant a sip of nectar.

It sounds like this:


Elevation: 1310 meters

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