The Guango Lodge is on the eastern slope of the Andes at about 8,800 feet and features humid temperate forest.
Buff-winged Starfrontlet (female.)
White-bellied Woodstars and Sapphire-vented Puffleg.
Flowerpiercers are the cheats of the hummingbird world. Plants that depend on hummingbirds for pollination generally produce long thin flowers that allow only a hummingbird’s specialized beak to reach in for the nectar. Flowerpiercers have short sharp beaks that can cut into the flower at the base, getting the nectar without doing any pollination.