Who knew there were so many different Hummingbirds? Certainly not me, when I first saw the “Birds of Ecuador” book, prior to this trip, there were so many hummingbirds that I thought it would be difficult to keep track… I was right.

Sparkling Violetear, I presume the violet patch extending back below the eye is what gives this group their name.

This Sparkling Violetear shows it dramatically.

The Hummingbirds we saw were constantly fighting, they seem very territorial. Here a Chestnut-breasted Coronet (on the left) and a Fawn-breasted Brilliant were having words.

Bronzy Inca

Wire-crested Thorntail

Violet-fronted Brilliant

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

That is why he is called the Rufous-tailed Hummingbird.

Shining Sunbeam

Shining Sunbeam

Speckled Hummingbird

Speckled Hummingbird, showing speckles

Violet-tailed Sylph

Brown Inca

Collared Inca

Andean Emerald