The Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. Photo by J van noorwyk. Humph - ain't nuthin' common about THIS feller!
Sword-billed hummingbird is a species of hummingbird from South America. It is noted as the only species of bird to have a bill longer than the rest of its body. This adaptation is to feed on flowers with long corollas. The tongue is therefore also unusua
Tufted Coquette Hummingbird breeds in Venezuela, Trinidad, Guiana and Brazil. It is cm long and weighs only g. It prefers open countryside and appears to be a local-seasonal migrant, although its movements are not well understood.