” One simply runs out of superlatives to describe this truly fabulously beautiful Hummingbird. If you know the living bird, you know that there is far more to it than this head, throat and chest view can convey. Its upperparts are as brilliant and glittering as its underparts. The tail is predominantly pure white, underneath its outstretched wing it is rufous-orange, there are at least seven colours in its attire. Many species of Hummingbirds are stunningly beautiful, this is one of a few that go beyond this, they are in a league of their own! The sexes are similar, the male just has a slight edge over the female, probably making her the most exquisitely beautiful of all female Hummingbirds.”
~ Michael Clifford
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