I decided to look back through my Peru photos from November and I realized that I never posted one of my favorite shots from the tour with PromPerú Oficial. Of course, it’s another hummingbird.
In South America, and specifically in Peru, most of the birds are known for being flashy and colorful. For that reason, Cornell’s “Neotropical Birds” site describes this bird as “one of the drabbest hummingbirds”, and wonders “what evolutionary pressures were responsible for the dull plumage “… Drab? Dull?
I don’t think being the brightest bird of the bunch is a requirement for being beautiful. Sometimes, being tastefully modest can make you more noticeable and can be just as stunning.
Abra Patricia Owlet Lodge – Amazonas, Peru
16 November, 2018
Nikon D810 – 1/320s @ f/5.6 ISO 640 – 500mm Handheld – No Flash
Thank you to Birding Ecotours for the incredible opportunity! You can read more about their tours to Peru and many other unforgettable destinations on their website – www.birdingecotours.com