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Buff-tailed Sicklebill

Caption: The Buff-tailed Sicklebill (Eutoxeres condamini), a Hermit hummingbird with a magnificently recurved bill, along with one of the flowers to which they are specialized. The bird lives in the Amazonian lowlands and at lower elevations of the Andes from Colombia and Ecuador to Peru and Bolivia.

Credit: Photo by Christopher Witt, University of New Mexico

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