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Rainbow-bearded thornbill        Images © Mark A. Chappell

The rainbow-bearded thornbill is a spectacular little hummingbird from high altitudes in the Central Andes of Colombia.   Males have the 'beard' and a short crest; females have a neat rust-red cap.   The photos were taken near feeders at a hot-spring resort below Los Nevados National Park near the city of Manizales.

  • Canon 7D2; 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X converter, electronic flash (2015)