Green-bearded Helmetcrest

Green-bearded Helmetcrest

Oxypogon guerinii
PNN Sumapaz, Distrito Capital de Bogot√°, Colombia - January 25 2024
I saw the Bearded Helmetcrest in Venezuela 30 years ago but recently it was split into four species, resulting in a need for this new, split-off beauty not far away from Bogota city. These high-altitude hummers will not come to feeders, so they are always a challenge to see well and photograph. All four species are now quite local and some are hard to get.