SCIENTIFIC NAME: Oreonympha nobilis
The Bearded Mountaineer is a species of hummingbird found only in Peru.
It is a large hummingbird measuring about 6.1 - 6.5 inches in length. Its long bill is about 0.94 inches.
Both sexes have white underparts and have a deeply forked tail with conspicuous white outer edges. Bill is black and straight.
Males have an iridescent green and purple gorget, and in some populations a blue forehead.
Females are similar but are duller.
Main diet consists of nectar from agave, cactus and nicotiana flowers.
Subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.
Endemic to Peru, where it is found in high-altitude valleys in the south-central Andes, from 2,700 to 3,900 m.