The Glowing Puffleg is a medium-sized South American hummingbird found in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, northern Peru and western Venezuela. Males are mostly green, with blue throats and glittering emerald and blue belly. They have blue undertail coverts. Females are generally duller, paler buffy below with speckled appearance. Both sexes have conspicuous large white puffs at base of their legs.