Colorful Puffleg

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Colorful Puffleg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trochiliformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Eriocnemis
Species: E. mirabilis
Binomial name
Eriocnemis mirabilis
Meyer de Schauensee, 1967

The Colorful Puffleg (Eriocnemis mirabilis) is a critically endangered hummingbird. People estimated that only 50-250 adult Colorful Pufflegs are left in the world.

These colorful birds were first found in 1967 by photographer John Dunning who was below Cerro Munchique when he caught the Colorful Puffleg. He described it as a "miraculous bird" and named it what it is still called to this day.

The male Colorful Puffleg has a shining green head, chest, and upper belly. He has brighter patches of green on his forehead. Both sexes has a bright blue belly, a red and yellow tail, and white feet. The feet have a light cinnamon brown color on them.