Black-Hooded Sunbeam 

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Aglaeactis pamela

The Black-Hooded Sunbeam is a species of bird in the Trochilidae family.

It measures about 5.5 inches in length and weighs 7 – 8 grams.

Plumage is mostly black, with striking white feathers on breast and a shining blue rump.

Occupies high-altitude humid montane forests and humid to semi-humid montane scrublands, at altitudes of 2,500–4,200 m (8,200–13,800 ft) above sea level.

Endemic to the Americas, specifically common around the Bolivian territory of the Andes mountain range. It is the only black hummingbird in its range.


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