Distribution

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black feather tips dosed feathers of normally forked tail black feather tips

Female

I his is a bird of the arid scrub and open woodland at the upper limits of forest on the Andes. Both sexes have long, forked tails with

__ black-tipped, red feathers.

The Comet hovers to feed, preferring red flowers. It often fans and waves

Jits tail up and down whiie perching.

• NEST A cup nest of plant fibers and moss, on a sheltered ledge or niche of a rock face, wall, or tree.

• DISTRIBUTION Andes from DISTRIBUTION Bolivia to N.W. Argentina.

Family TROCHIL1DAE

Species Sappho sparganura

black feather tips

Female dosed feathers of normally forked tail black feather tips

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