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Black, white, and purple-crowned hummingbird in an online video with no source given. (1 Viewer)


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I hope this is okay to post here. It's not my footage, but I assume a link to a source (even if that source stole it) is acceptable.
I saw this video today, on an account that seems to specialize in reposting various cute and interesting videos from around the web. No source is given for the video. There's a really beautiful hummingbird that appears near the end of the clip, black and white with a purple crown. I'd like to know what species it is, so I can find out where it's from.
Does anyone recognize this beauty?


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It looks like you also have Chestnut-breasted Coronet and Speckled Hummingbird, but I'd wait for more opinions on those!
Certainly yes for the coronet and I think you are right for the speckled H as well. At 14 seconds there is a short flash of a hummer with green throat which I am unsure about.
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