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Speckled hummingbird, Adelomyia melanogenys. The hummingbirds in the cloud forests were incredible. I saw more species in five minutes than I've seen individual hummingbirds in the U.S.!

Mindo cloud forest, Ecuador. Winter 2011.
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
AWW! These guys are so cute. :aww:
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anqila Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Aren't they? I always expect them to never. stop. moving. Some of them don't even bother to land when then eat, haha.
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Like little clockwork toys that never run out of spring. :aww:
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kimvanderveeke Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Photographer
Beautiful bird! What kind of bird is it? :O
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anqila Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student General Artist
It's a speckled hummingbird. ^^
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xtharnx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Great shot!!
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anqila Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :)
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An-san Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so cute! But I have to say those green speckles look like radioactive measles. And hummingbirds are really spastic. :D
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anqila Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I... can't say I've ever thought of them that way. >.>; Somehow, they seem less adorable now...

Totally agree about the spastic bit. Hummingbirds are on speed all the time.
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komodomatta Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Lol, actually, I thought the same thing about measles. BUT CUTE FLUFFY MEASLES.
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anqila Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Student General Artist
That's... slightly better, I suppose? :XD:;
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MindlessWolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Wow this is a really beautiful species of hummingbird I don't think I've ever seen before <3 I adore those tropical blues and greens!
I've been fortunate to have seen quite a few hummingbirds here in Minnesota- my great uncle has a house out in the woods with a special feeder that attracts swarms of them in the summertime. It's so fascinating how they just seem to float in place!
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anqila Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, unless you've been in South America, I doubt you'll have seen these before. :XD: The only species of hummingbird I've seen in the U.S. is the ruby-throated hummingbird; they seem to dominate on the East coast.

The hotel where we stayed had several feeders up too. The birds loved them. Hummingbirds are, like, little flying robots--the way they move looks so abrupt and mechanical.
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MindlessWolf Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Haha, well I mostly meant that I hadn't even seen a picture of one xD
I know that I've seen the ruby-throated and maybe some rufous, but the litter buggers are so fast!

and yes, they even kinda sound like robots sometimes I think~ Now I am inspired to draw a robotic hummingbird... perhaps after my plethora of homework x.X
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anqila Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Heh, robotic hummingbirds. I would do that, but I haven't got the time right now to learn how to draw machines properly before I attempt it.

ugggggh don't talk to me about homework. First wave of midterms, coming right up. D8
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