Wire-crested Thorntail

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Wire-crested Thorntail
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D. popelairii
Binomial name
Discosura popelairii
Synonyms

Popelairia popelairii

The Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii) is a species of hummingbird. It lives in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Their coloring is steel-blue, with white shafts, making a pretty sight when spread. The bird has a crest of bright green feathers. These birds feed on nectar from flowers using their long tongue or catch insects on the wing.