Gould's Inca

Gould's Inca

Coeligena inca inca
Corani cloudforest, Cochabamba, Bolivia - October 22 2022
Just recently recognized as a species of its own, split from the widespread Collared Inca, this gem of a hummingbird inhabits wet andean forests in southern Peru and Bolivia. This day started with frustration, as we only saw the bird flash by without allowing us to take photos. But suddenly he perched right where we were, only to instantly take flight again. Luckily he returned several times, staying longer and longer on his perch to give us ”walk-away-views”.