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Great sapphirewing        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Among the largest of hummingbirds and (in males) a brilliant glittering blue-green with purple-blue highlights, great sapphirewings are impressive and obvious (females have rust-colored undersides).   They were quite common near feeders at a hot springs resort on the slopes below Los Nevados National Park near Manizales, Colombia.

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