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Old Wednesday 24th October 2018, 22:32   #1
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2 hummingbirds Ecuador

Hi everyone,

Yesterday i saw these 2 hummingbirds in north-west Ecuador at an altitude of 1300 meters. I think the first one is a Green-fronted Lancebill and i have no clue of the second one. Can anyone help me?

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Old Thursday 25th October 2018, 10:03   #2
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1 =a lancebill, and agree with you based on brownish appearance but mostly distribution (2 species can be hard to tell apart)
2 = f purple - bibbed whitetip
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Okay thanks a lot!
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How can we tell that the second bird isn’t a female booted racket-tail?
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How can we tell that the second bird isn’t a female booted racket-tail?
We can't! Unspotted white throat and chest plus short postocular stripe strongly indicate this is in fact a fem Racket-tail.
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Okay thanks for the information!
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We can't! Unspotted white throat and chest plus short postocular stripe strongly indicate this is in fact a fem Racket-tail.
Actually yes you're right. I was too hasty...
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