Blue-Capped Puffleg 

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eriocnemis glaucopoides

The Blue-Capped Puffleg is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a medium-size hummingbird measuring 4.33 inches long.

Male’s white leg puffs and blue crown are distinctive.

Female’s orange underparts combined with metallic blue undertail coverts also unique.

Often feeds near treefalls and roadcuts, especially on bellflowers (Lobelioideae).

Subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.

Argentina and Bolivia.


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