White-Vented Plumeleteer

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chalybura buffonii

White-Vented Plumeleteer

The White-Vented Plumeleteer is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a large hummingbird, measuring about 4 - 4.7 inches in length.

Males have a metallic green body, dark wings and a blue-black tail. Their namesake feature is a large patch of white undertail coverts. Bill is entirely black, as are the feet.

The male is easily confused with the similar Bronze-Tailed Plumeleteer.

Females are similar to the males, but have an entirely white belly, chest and chin.

Main diet consists of nectar from various tree sources.

Subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and heavily degraded former forest.

Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.


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