BIRD OF THE WEEK — COLLARED INCA — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

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BIRD OF THE WEEK

COLLARED INCA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coeligena torquata
POPULATION: Unknown
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Humid mid-elevation and cloud forests on both slopes of the Andes

The flashy Collared Inca is unmistakable: both sexes have long, straight bills; eye-catching white chest collars; and mostly white tails. This hummingbird’s Latin species name, torquata, means “adorned with a neck chain or collar.” Males have black and iridescent green plumage, making their bright white collars especially conspicuous.

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