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Andean emerald        Images © Mark A. Chappell

These small glittering hummingbirds with striking white undersides were common in the Andes in southwestern Colombia.   I photographed them at about 2000 m in the Western Andes near Cali and at the base of Montezuma Peak, several hours to the north.

  • Canon 7DII; 800 mm IS lens + 1.4X extender or extension tube, fill-in flash (2015, 2016)