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Bird of the Week: Marvelous Spatuletail


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Marvelous-Spatultail-2_Dubi-Shapiro_U.jpgThe Marvelous Spatuletail, like so many of South America's hundreds of hummingbird species, has a name that is both charming and descriptive. This one occurs only in the Rio Utcubamba valley, in the Andes of northern Peru. Here, in a bid to prevent the species' extinction, ABC and Asociacion Ecosistemas Andinos (ECOAN) helped establish the Huembo conservation easement in 2005.

 

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