The Crimson Topaz (Topaza pella) is best known for his colorful appearance. And you'll see why.
The Crimson Topaz is the largest hummingbird seen in Kabalebo and also he has also the most vivid plumage display. It is best known as the gem of the Amazon. A little agile bird giving some color between the green foliage. I was following this fellow on the River Cabin beach. He was playing hide-and-seek with me, but what he didn't know is that, with the help of the sun, he was showing me how well he can change color.
His chin and throat were continuously changing colors, from shiny yellow to shiny green. It was like a little treasure in the jungle. The male hummingbirds 'wear' the brightly colored plumage to attract the ladies during mating season. You can see that this fellow is very proud of his appearance.
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