Black-eared Fairyr

Black-eared Fairy

Heliothryx aurita

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk

It was quite a surprise when this bird flew into view, while I was taking video shots of other 'hummers'. The distribution maps in the literature did not show this species' occurrance here, so it left me wondering whether this individual was quite out of range, or whether the available literature was incomplete or just backdated.

   Black-eared Fairy Heliothryx aurita    videograbs (10x), contrast enhanced.
   Itatiaia NP RJ, Brazil, 20 January 2002.


Copyright ©Teus Luijendijk 2002