Harry’s advent calendar of birds, day 10: Sword-billed Hummingbird

When I started this advent calendar I intended to just post picture of a bird each day and leave it at that, but I keep thinking of things I want to add. Today, though, I really am just going to post a picture:

That is a Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera. Not, sadly, one of the hummingbirds I saw in Ecuador.

» Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) is © David Cook and is used under a CC by-nc licence.


  1. 11 December 2009 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Oh my soul. Are we sure this isn’t some tinsel Christmas ornament? But he can’t sing.

  2. Harry
    11 December 2009 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    It certainly is shiny.

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