|Black-tailed trainbearer, Lesbia victoriae|
With more than 300 species worldwide, hummingbirds come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. One thing they all have in common is their ability to amaze us with their acrobatic skills. A few of them, such as the trainbearers and racket-tails, have extra-long tails that act as counterweights, allowing them to make some remarkably fast mid-air twists and turns.
|Booted racket-tail, Ocreatus underwoodii|
|Sparkling violet-ear, Colibri coruscans|
|Tyrian metal-tail, Metallura tyrianthina|
|Purple-bibbed white-tip, Urosticte benjamini|
|Shining sunbeams, Aglaeactis cupripennis|
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