This video by Jose Illanes of Tropical Birding was taken on an expedition in Ecuador, the only home of this rare species, the Esmeraldas Woodstar.
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American Bird Conservancy is working with local partner Fundación Jocotoco and the communities of Ayampe, Las Tunas and Salango to protect critical areas in Ecuador for one of the rarest and smallest hummingbirds on Earth: the Esmeraldas Woodstar. Barely bigger than a bumblebee and lighter than a dollar bill: its brightly colored feathers are a mix of striking violet, green, white, and copper.…
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