Green violet bearded helmetcrest from Colombia - by BobLewis (The Bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Colombia and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, known as páramo.)

Green-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) is found in Colombia and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, known as páramo.

Las lagunas de Siecha, Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza, en Guasca, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Las lagunas de Siecha, Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza, en Guasca, Cundinamarca, Colombia

There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds - an amazing family  of birds found only in the New World. Their ability to hover for extended  periods of time and even fly backwards makes them unique in the bird world.  What they lack in size, they make up for with energy; the pinnacle of this  being the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds incredible ability to flap up to 200  times per second during courtship displays. Though tiny, male hummingbirds  are among the most flashy birds in the…

The 15 Most Spectacular Hummingbirds!

Jess Findlay Photography — Rainbow-bearded Thornbill - The 15 Most Spectacular Hummingbirds!

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